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Not being canon or all that historically accurate, Shakespeare in Love hasn't quite found a place in the Shakespeare festivals all over the world. (There is one for every state of the U.S., because when you think "Idaho" you think of potatoes and… Shakespeare?

However the film, which almost broke the record for most Academy Award nominations, was popular then, and still remains memorable today. In 2014, a stage version of the film hit London. It bears the original title of Shakespeare in Love: The Play, making this already meta movie even more meta (mega-meta?). A movie about a man writing a play becomes a play about a man writing a play based on a movie. If that doesn't make your head hurt, you should go see it.

Bonus: Disney latched onto it, and will likely be bringing it to a theatre near you.

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