Adapted for the stage from the movie, Shakespeare in Love tells of a young Shakespeare who is facing writer’s block and is short on cash and inspiration. To his rescue comes Viola, whom he quickly falls in love with and who inspires him to write his most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet.

The Festival has been selected as one of three threatres to present the first United States productions of this passionate and fun celebration of the Bard and theatre.



Play Details

June 30 – September 8, 2017

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall

Brian Vaughn

Content Advisory
This play tells a fanciful story of how the Bard may have written Romeo and Juliet, including a passionate love affair between Shakespeare and his muse. As such, it has scenes containing implied sexuality and adult language. This play may not be appropriate for pre-teens or younger teenagers.

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