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Shakespeare: Film Versions

Shakespeare

Plays Into Films

In addition to direct screen adaptations, movies based on Shakespeare’s work are extremely varied and include modernized or alternate period versions, alternative cultural versions, and thematic retellings just to name a few. Some examples include include Disney’s The Lion King, the zombie romance Warm Bodies, the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, and everyone’s favorite, 10 Things I Hate About You.

 

To watch some of these films through our library databases, click on the "Watch These!" tab.

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Also, This

It's not just movies: numerous TV shows, novels, and songs have been adapted or inspired by Shakespeare's plays, including this:

Photo collage of Taylor Swift, captioned "Every Romeo Has His Juliet," compliments of Blingee

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