Shakespeare in Love script
Synopsis: "Shakespeare in Love" is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. A young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is out of cash and ideas, he meets his ideal woman and she inspires him to write one of his most famous plays.

HENSLOWE:

This time it is by Shakespeare.

FENNYMAN:

What's the title?

HENSLOWE:

Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter.

FENNYMAN:

Good title.

FENNYMAN snaps his fingers at FREES and LAMBERT. LAMBERT

unties HENSLOWE, FREES starts writing a contract.

FENNYMAN (CONT'D)

A play takes time. Find actors…

rehearsals…let's say open in three

weeks. That's--what--five hundred

groundlings at tuppence each, in

addition four hundred groundlings

tuppence each, in addition four

hundred backsides at three pence--a

penny extra for a cushion, call it two

hundred cushions, say two performance

for safety how much is that Mr. Frees?

FREES:

Twenty pounds to the penny, Mr.

Fennyman.

FENNYMAN:

Correct!

HENSLOWE:

But I have to pay the actors and the

authors.

FENNYMAN:

A share of the profits.

HENSLOWE:

There's never any

FENNYMAN:

Of course not!

HENSLOWE:

(impressed)

Mr. Fennyman, I think you may have hit

on something.

FENNYMAN slaps a contract down on the table next to n ink-

pot and quill.

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Marc Norman

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