This romantic comedy is a whimsical homage to playmaking and a glimpse into the kind of passion that may have inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. Suffering from a bad case of writer's block, young Will Shakespeare falls in love with Viola, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will's love for her inspires him to write his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. How it all turns out is a mystery.
This fanciful and fictional imagining of Shakespeare's life is recommended for children 12 and older due to some sexual innuendo and occasional profanity.