This delightful, fast-paced and entirely fictional imagining of Shakespeare's life during the writing of Romeo and Juliet
brims with witticisms predicated on the determination to have a rollicking good time exploring the link between libido and
creativity. It's 1593, and scruffy but good-hearted theater owner Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) has commissioned the newest play by up-and-comer William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes). Unfortunately, young Will has also sold the idea to a rival theater, and, more unfortunate still, all he has is
the unpromising title Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter,
and a bad case of writer's block. The lusty playwright ...