Categories of the films from the works of william shakespeare

And the soundtrack is killer too. Kenneth Branagh, yet again — he loves a bit of Shakespeare, does Ken — imagines the story of four friends who swear off love as an old Hollywood musical, with a variety of George Gershwin and Cole Porter songs whacked in among all the iambic pentameter.

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A perfect entry point for people who think they hate Shakespeare. Much of its success is owed to its leads, with Julia Styles determined rather than surly as a girl tricked into a relationship with a slacker played by Heath Ledger, who acts with the enthusiastic charm of a puppy who got at the chocolate.

There will be no test later. Unlike most other cinema adaptations of this play, it really gets the sense that these are teenagers, not old dusty relics.

List of William Shakespeare screen adaptations

West Side Story Romeo and Juliet again, but this time turned into a New York musical with two rival street gangs and Tony, a member of the American gang, falling for Maria, the sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican gang. On the American side, Michael Keaton is superb as the bumbling Dogberry, while Denzel Washington makes a dashing prince.

It does, however, wimp away from the ending of Romeo and Juliet, and perhaps undo the entire point of the play, by having Maria survive and just have a bit of a cry.

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Here are ten movies that do wonderful things with Shakespeare plays. Hamlet There are several arguments for the best screen Hamlet. Tweet Because, for the vast majority of us, our first encounter with William Shakespeare is in the classroom, interminably dredging over lines for hidden meaning and things we can use in an essay, people tend to view watching his plays as homework.

Shakespeare is rarely so manly. You suspect that Keanu Reeves, as the villain of the piece, might be there mostly for star power, bless him. Also, it looks absolutely stunning. He moves the story of the star-crossed lovers to modern ish day Verona Beach, where rival gangs party, shoot at each other giving all the guns the names of swords, so as not to change the text, is a genius touch and fall in love dramatically.

Amy Acker is particularly good as Beatrice, pratfalling and wisecracking like a s screwball heroine.THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. 12 rows · The film was made by the newly created British Actors Film Company in. His works have been translated into every major living Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in English.

The 10 Greatest Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

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Subcategories. This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total. C Cleopatra ( film)‎ (2 C, 34 F) Cleopatra ( film)‎ (2 C, 34 F) Cleopatra ( film.

Pages in category "Films based on works by William Shakespeare" The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

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