Disguised identities and a clandestine love affair inspire a young Will Shakespeare to pen the greatest love story of all time. Based on the Oscar-winning film, this delightful comedy of Shakespearean proportions reimagines the romance between the writer and his muse.
Archive: Shakespeare in Love
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Jen Wineman
Approximately 2 hours with intermission.
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"Great performances... interactions on stage sizzle with excitement and intensity"
"Impressive... Excellent... A beautiful realization of a beloved story"
"First-rate entertainment that will keep audiences smiling through the final curtain"
"Bold and funny... Highly entertaining"
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Our Four Thoughts discussion series will continue with select Sunday performances, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Open to the public. No reservation needed.
Sunday, October 1
Abigail Cheever, Associate Professor of Film Studies at University of Richmond, and Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw, will talk about adapting a movie to the stage.
Sunday, October 8
Anthony Russell, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of Richmond, and Susan Davenport, Virginia Rep's Communications Director, will talk about the fact and fiction of Shakespeare in Love and the role of complementary storylines.
Press Release (pdf)
"A stirring love story, delightful, funny and moving. A joyous celebration of theatre"
"Sheer stage poetry mixed with effervescent fun. Makes you feel grateful to be alive"
"A swooning delight"
"A love letter to theatre itself"