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shakespeare in movies [a chronology]

with over 250 movies produced, Shakespeare is truly an icon in film industry. on the slide show/photo gallery i made, thanks to prezi.com, you will see some of the best notable film adaptations from Shakespeare’s works.

shakespeare on film [a chronology]

  1. fuchsia08
    February 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I’m overwhelmed with the number of movies produced for Shakespeare’s plays and regretting not having watched a couple of them. This reminds me of Ma’am Ick’s surprised reaction when she checked on the class’s movie choices. Apparently there’s not much Shakespeare among them. I realized I wasn’t really updating myself on what’s new with Shakespeare, which made me unaware of the existence of such and such movie adaptation.
    Although Shakespeare isn’t necessarily my favorite, but since he’s important, I guess I need to look for him more in the movies (as I’m also fond of watching films) and enjoy his plays through them (in addition to the text) and judge for myself which has captured ‘the Shakesperian’ (if there’s such) best. This might make him more relevant and closer to me.. =)

    • fuchsia08
      February 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm


  2. February 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    The staggering amount of Shakespeare in film is a testament to, I guess, how universal the themes Shakespeare tackled are. I mean, friendship, doomed love, betrayal, power, greed… You can see those themes in the greats like the Godfather or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Even recent films like Social Network play with those big themes. I guess that’s why there’s so many films based off his work. It never gets old eh.

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