A witty, fast-moving romantic comedy set in London in 1593, follows the trials and tribulations of Will Shakespeare, a struggling young playwright suffering from a dreadful bout of writer's block. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to make any headway with his latest work.
Initial release: December 3, 1998 (New York City)
Director: John Madden
Costume design: Sandy Powell
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, more
Screenplay: Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman