Shakespeare on screen: the greatest adaptations of Shakespeare's plays
Taking Shakespeare off the stage and onto the big screen
William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the single greatest and most influential writer of all time. Between his numerous plays, almost all of which are considered masterpieces, and his many poems and sonnets, very few writers had such a lasting impact on the world of literature, theater, and beyond. His influence is even felt in the world of cinema, which can be argued is the spiritual successor of the theater. Since the early years of Hollywood, filmmakers have been interested in translating the Bard's genius onto celluloid. That's a daunting task and, of the countless who have tried, only a few can be said to have truly succeeded.
Read on to learn about some of the Shakespeare adaptations that might have pleased the Bard himself!
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