Shakespeare and Elizabeth

The secret love story between the young playwright Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth unfolds, leading to a humorous clash between political and artistic worlds.


The young thirty-year-old playwright, William Shakespeare, is deeply and unhappily in love with Queen Elizabeth, who is almost twice his age. Queen Elizabeth also falls in love with the young Shakespeare, and she tells her secret to her court advisor, the Earl of Wales, who opposes for political reasons the Queen’s attachment. A meeting between the Queen and the playwright soon takes place with an unusual interweaving between the world of the theatre and the world of politics. Premiered at the Italian Drama in Rijeka, 1997. The play is available in English, Slovakian, Polish, Italian, French, and Czech. Performed in 4 various theaters.

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