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Shakespeare in Love Music (Score)

Music (Score)

Stephen Warbeck

Stephen Warbeck is the King Composer of British dramas. 

He got his start on the Helen Mirren drama Prime Suspect. Shakespeare in Love is a decidedly lighter fare, with its frothy duels as opposed to hard-hitting police interrogations. Because this is a romantic comedy, and not a Shakespearean tragedy, Warbeck's light-hearted score helps keep the tone bright. No one is going to lose a hand and no blood-spraying arteries will be severed in these sword-fights.

Warbeck won an Academy Award for his score, and he later worked again with director John Madden and Gwyneth Paltrow in the 2005 math drama Proof. 

Warbeck + Madden = a winning combination.

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