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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shakespeare to watch while waiting for a new post

From Shakespeare in American life at the Folger Shakespeare Library:
Inspired by Shakespeare
2006. Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss. Animated version with feuding seal families.
2006. She’s the Man. Twelfth Night in a private boys’ academy.
2001. O. Othello in a modern high school.
2001. Scotland, PA. Macbeth in a fast-food restaurant.
2000. Romeo Must Die. Romeo and Julietadaptation with kung fu.
1999. Let the Devil Wear Black. Hamlet in southern California in a violent film.
1998. The Tempest. The Tempest in the Civil War South
1996. Looking for Richard. Documentary with interviews and scenes from Richard III.
1996. Love is All There Is. A comic romp inspired byRomeo and Juliet.
1977. The Goodbye Girl. Romantic comedy that includes a production of Richard III.
1961. West Side Story. Film version of the musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
1953. Kiss Me, Kate. Film version of the musical inspired by The Taming of the Shrew.

From Shakespeare in American life at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre.

2 comments:

  1. Great list. I'm going to look some of these up. You can add the following films from Akira Kurosawa to your list of inspired by:

    The Bad Sleeps Well -- Hamlet
    Throne of Blood -- Macbeth
    Ran -- King Lear

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  2. Thank you! I haven't been to this blog in too long!

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