The Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

There is a smorgasbord of Shakespeare adaptations and retellings out there, in both the book world and in film. His plays have endured the centuries because the stories in them contain universal elements and characters that everyone, across the ages, can relate to. It’s no wonder that we are tempted to change the window dressings of the narratives to update them for our modern world, while retaining the core themes of each work. Picking the best is no small feat, because the man wrote 38 plays, and I’m pretty sure well over half of those have been adapted. So how does one go about picking the best?


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