Relatively little is known about William Shakespeare who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. This film imagines a love affair involving the playwright and Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) as he writes his enduring romance Romeo and Juliet. Full of fun, frolicking and full-on costume, the incredible cast, including Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth, bring the magic of theatre to the big screen.
This film is part of a new film programme exploring cinematic portrayals of a diverse group of writers – including food, comic book, children’s book writers and poets, and exploring themes of loss, sexuality, fulfilment, dependence and star-crossed love.
Cinema snacks will be available from the Bookstore Café.
This film is part of Bexley’s Book Buzz Festival