Viola De Lesseps: You have never spoken so well of him before
William Shakespeare: He was not dead before.

Viola De Lesseps: I have never undressed a man before.
William Shakespeare: It is strange to me, too.

Nurse, as I love you and you love me, you will bind my breast and buy me a boy's wig.

William Shakespeare: Can you love a fool?
Viola De Lesseps: Can you love a player?

No... not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love like there has never been in a play. I will have love or I will end my days as a...

[to her Nurse] I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that... over-throws life. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love - like there has never been in a play.

I love you, Will, beyond poetry.

Good morning, my lord. I see you are open for business - so let's to church.

I would stay asleep my whole life, if I could dream myself into a company of players.

Good sir? I heard you were a poet. But a poet of no words?

Viola De Lesseps: Master Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare: The same, alas.
Viola De Lesseps: Oh, but why "alas"?
William Shakespeare: A lowly player.
Viola De Lesseps: Alas indeed, for I thought you the highest poet of my esteem and writer of plays that capture my heart.
William Shakespeare: Oh - I am him too!

Viola De Lesseps: I loved a writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet.
William Shakespeare: I was the more deceived.
Viola De Lesseps: Yes, you were deceived, for I did not know how much I loved you.

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