The following ten-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the John Madden-directed 1998 historical drama period film "Shakespeare in Love" that stars Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film from Wikipedia. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, and eight contain 43 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's allusions, camera movement, character archetypes, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, editing, figurative language, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, plot, point of view, set design, setting, story, style, subtext, suspense, symbolism, themes, and tone. The ninth and tenth pages contain discussion questions on the allusions, casting, characterization, conflicts, costume design, feminism, genre, plot, setting, symbolism,and themes.
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