Twenty years after the film Shakespeare in Love, starring Joseph Fiennes as the Bard and Gwyneth Paltrow as his gender-confused muse Viola de Lesseps, won seven Oscars, the stage adaptation of Tom Stoppard’s love letter to theatre is set for its Australian premiere.

Shakespeare in Love Gabriela Tylesova’s costume sketch for Viola in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in Love

The tale argues that a sexy romp cured writer’s block and created the greatest romantic...

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