Reinventing Shakespeare

by Joshua Johnson | Aug 31, 2017
The Shakespeare legacy continues in films, plays, and books.  Enjoy the following films that give Shakespeare a new twist:

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The Taming of the Shrew is reborn at Padua High School.  Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with Allison Janey make this film better than your average teen film.  Filmed in Seattle with songs from local rock bands creates a nice total package.
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
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The BBC revamps four Shakespeare plays for the modern audience.  The Taming of the Shrew is incredibly funny with Rufus Sewell as a cross dressing penniless nobleman and Shirley Henderson as the hard working MP with no social skills.