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.
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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