Shakespeare films



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Description: Shakespeare film adaptions are so numerous, they form their own sub genre. With over 250 Shakespeare movies produce.

Shakespeare movies are so numerous, they form their own sub genre. With over 250 Shakespeare movies produced, Shakespeare film adaptations such as Baz Luhrman's "Romeo and Juliet", the Shakespeare inspired "Shakespeare in Love" and the more recent "Hamlet 2000", prove that Shakespeare films adaptations and movies retain their enduring appeal.

As an example of Shakespeare's enduring popularity, sixty one film adaptations and twenty one TV adaptations alone have been made of Hamlet, the earliest being in 1907 and the latest in 2000. A chronological compilation of the most notable adaptations follows:

Throne of Blood / The Castle of the Spider's Web / Cobweb Castle (1957), (derived from Macbeth ). Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

The Taming of the Shrew. (1967), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

Antony and Cleopatra, (1974), starring Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Schoffield.

Comedy of Errors (1978), starring Judi Dench and Francesca Annis and directed by Philip Casson and Trevor Nunn.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (1980), (BBC-TV) starring Patrick Stewart and directed by Rodney Bennett.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, (1982), (BBC-TV), starring Ben Kingsley and directed by David Hugh Jones.

Romeo and Juliet, (1990), starring Francesca Annis, Vanessa Redgrave and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Armando Acosta II.

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (1996), starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire Danes. Directed by Baz Luhrman.

Hamlet. (1996), starring Kenneth Branagh, Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench, Billy Crystal and Kate Winslet. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Twelfth Night. (1996), starring Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Imogen Stubbs and Mel Smith. Directed by Trevor Nunn.

Shakespeare in Love. (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush and Judi Dench. Directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. Loosely inspired by Cesario / Viola of Twelfth Night Or What You Will and Romeo and Juliet.

10 Things I Hate About You. (1999), (based on The Taming of the Shrew ), starring Julia Stiles and Heather Ledge. Directed by Gil Junger.

A Midsummer’s Night's Dream. (1999), starring Calista Flockhart, Michelle Pfiffer. Directed by Michael Hoffman.






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