Corrected entry: The first permanent British settlement in the America's was in Jamestown, Virginia. The ships did not land until May of 1607. Why was Viola going to Virginia in the 1590's?
Corrected entry: When they are acting the play at the end, it ends after Viola stabs herself. This isn't how the play ends, however. In Shakespeare's play Friar Lawrence explains what happened to Prince Escales and the parents bury their grudge.
Corrected entry: There's just no way on God's green earth that Viola could have gotten that long, very thick hair into the tiny wig she wears when disguised as a man. I couldn't do it with my hair, and it's much, much shorter and thinner.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Viola and William are in bed reading the play together Viola says, 'and Juliet is the sun, arise fair sun'. At this point in the film William has not yet changed the name of the play and it is still Romeo and Rosaline. William does not change the name of the play to Romeo and Juliet for another ten minutes so she would have said Rosaline not Juliet.
Corrected entry: Gwyenth Paltrow's suitor refers to them about to travel to Virginia. The State of Virginia was not referred to as such for many years later.