Shakespeare I IDE 301
Instr. Ferid Ã Âahin
26 Sept. 2014
Shakespeare in Love Movie: A Dramatic Impact on 17th century of theatre season and
Shakespeare for Audience
English literature directs world literature. It has many important poets, writers and
playwrights. Most of them leave crucial traces on literature. One of them is Shakespeare. All
of us heard him and his works. Either social or printed media makes reference to him very
much. And also, there are many fictional films about Shakespeare's life and his works on
cinema world. One of them is Shakespeare in Love directed by John Madden in 1998.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes are starring in the movie. Considering the actors'
performances, the film is above my expectations. It reflects the term with regards to the
costumes, settings, theatre trade and cast. Also, Actor Fiennes is quite like Shakespeare and
Actress Paltrow is pretty like his lover.
The movie begins with a subtitle that is
North of the city was the Curtain Theatre,
home to England's most famous actor, Richard Burbage. Across the river
was the competition, built by Philip Henslowe, a businessman with a cash
flow problem the Rose Theatre.
In the movie, there are patrons whose names are Mr. Henslowe and Mr. Fennyman. In fact,
they are merchants who try to earn money from theatre due to their playwrights. At the
beginning of the film, Henslowe is bastinadoed by Fennyman, because he does not pay his
debt. It shows that money is a significant thing for the patrons, not works (plays). The
playwrights are only the way of earning money for them. Later on, a chaplain gathers the
people and says theaters are the servants of the devil. Here, we see a religion against the
theatre. Ironically, when Romeo and Juliet is...