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Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love



NOV 1–DEC 8, 2019
Lakewood Theatre Company
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Shakespeare in Love

By Lee Hall
Adapted from the screenplay by Tom Stoppard & Marc Norman
Directed by David Sikking

Poetry, Adventure and Love Above All
Young Will Shakespeare is grappling with writer’s block while working on his new play, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter." Inspiration strikes when he meets the clever and beautiful Viola, but she has a hidden desire could put them both at risk.

Title Sponsor: Drs. Bill & Ricky Korach
Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living, Lake Oswego

Shakespeare in Love won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 1999 Oscars.

Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as ArcadiaThe Coast of UtopiaEvery Good Boy Deserves FavourProfessional FoulThe Real ThingThe Invention of Love, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for BrazilThe Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. His work covers the themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom, often delving into the deeper philosophical thematics of society. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.  In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

Born in Czechoslovakia, Stoppard left as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946, having spent the three years prior (1943–1946) in a boarding school in Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright.