Monday, October 24, 2011
Stage Version of "Shakespeare in Love" in the Works
The New York Times is reporting that a stage version of the Oscar-winning 1998 picture Shakespeare in Love is in the works. Disney Theatricals, along with British producer Sonia Friedman, have been working with the movie's co-screenwriter, theater vet Tom Stoppard (who, along with his co-writer Marc Norman, won the Best Screenplay for the film). Director Jack O'Brien is in talks to attach to this production, which is being discussed as a straight play, bucking the film-to-stage-musical trend that is particularly common these days, especially with Disney productions.