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This show closed on February 10, 2018
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.
SpeakEasy Stage at Virginia Wimberly Theatre
527 Tremont St
BostonMA 02116
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2hr 30min (including one 15 min intermission)
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Critic reviews
...what also courses unmistakably through “Shakespeare in Love’’ is a sheer love of theater and the eccentric, egotistical, obsessive, theatrical people who make it.
Boston Globe
SpeakEasy's 'Shakespeare In Love' Is A Raucous Valentine To The Theater