Shakespeare in Love (1998) short review

Another movie I tried to love but only liked, mostly because Gwyneth Paltrow has an amazing capacity to irritate me in some films (and in others I adore her). It is, however, fun, romantic, and funny. The costumes were quite well done, with Judi Dench as an amazing Queen Elizabeth — the only bad note was Gwynnie’s really weird bad perm hair extensions.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.