Marjorie Baumgarten, the movie reviewer for Austin Chronicle wrote: ““The play's the thing,” proves Shakespeare in Love, as it presents the imaginary events that led to the creation of the playwright's timeless romantic drama, Romeo and Juliet” ( Baumgarten is not the only one who feels this way about Shakespeare in Love. Roger Ebert, a Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, remarked that he “was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness” of the film(