Play by Play

Here are links to my posts for each play. Favorite films are listed first in each category.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Plot Summary
Live Performances:
Saturday Night Live!
Carnival!

Analysis and Discussion:
Proud Titania
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch Cherry Bomb!
The Course of True Love
Einstein in Fairyland and Horton Hears a Who
Bits and Pieces
Fairy Funny

Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
A Dreamy Dream
A Dream Come True
The Madness of Love (animated)
Seeing Green
Worthy of Magritte
BBC = Boisterous, Beautiful, Charming

Film Adaptations (inspired by play):
Smiling on Bergman’s White Night
Dead Poets
BBC = Boisterous, Beautiful, Charming, PART II
Picture This
Fluffisimo
A Rant and a Rave
Woody Allen’s Version

Film Adaptations (musical/ballet):
A Glowing Review
Finally, Bliss
Fairies
Isn’t it Bliss?
The Opera Blues
Taking Two for the Team

All’s Well That Ends Well
Plot Summary
Live Performances: Almost Heaven
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Antony and Cleopatra
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

As You Like It
Plot Summary
Live Performances: Shakespeare That Sucketh Not!
Analysis and Discussion:
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Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Comedy of Errors
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Coriolanus
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
And It’s One, Two, Three… What Are We Fighting For?
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Cymbeline
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Edward III
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
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Hamlet
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):
The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)

Henry IV part I
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
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Henry IV part II
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Henry V
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
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Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Henry VIII
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Henry VI part I
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
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Henry VI part II
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Henry VI part III
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Julius Caesar
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

King John
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

King Lear
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Plot Summary
Live Performances:

Analysis and Discussion:
Remuneration
Parallels

Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
An About Face
To Wit, To Woo

Film Adaptations (musical/ballet):
I Get No Kick From Champagne

Macbeth
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Measure For Measure
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Merchant of Venice
Plot Summary
Live Performances:
Bare Bard
Almost Heaven, Staunton, Virginia

Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Much Ado About Nothing
Plot Summary
Live Performances: Shakespeare In-The-Ruins

Analysis and Discussion:
Men Were Deceivers Ever
And Be You Blithe and Bonny
Hey Nonny, Nonny

Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Sigh No More, Ladies
BBC = Gets the Job Done
Northern Exposure
Law & Order – Keystone Kops Style

Film Adaptations (inspired by play):
The Local News

Othello
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
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Richard II
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Richard III
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Romeo and Juliet
Plot Summary
Live Performances:
Not Your Grandma’s Shakespeare!
Faction of Fools

Analysis and Discussion:
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
Fun in the Pun
Mercutio, the Messenger
Loose Ends

Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
What is a Youth?
The Last Picture Show
Romeo and Juliet, Abridged… and Animated!
“Romeo! Quick! Poison Yourself!”
BBC = Boring, Banal, Choppy

Film Adaptations (inspired by play):
Shakespeare in Love
My Shakespeare

Well, there IS a balcony scene…
GOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!
Romeo and Juliet for Preschoolers
Wherefore Art Thou Gnomeo?

West Side Story Meets Flashdance Meets the Sopranos

Film Adaptations (musical/ballet):
The Beauty of Ballet
Just Play it Cool, Boy
Nureyev and Fonteyn
Taking Two for the Team

The Taming of the Shrew
Plot Summary:
Live Performances:
Forces of Nature

It’s Too Darn Hot

Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Tempest
Plot Summary
Live Performances: WILLPOWER!

Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):
Shakespeare Behind Bars

Timon of Athens
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Titus Andronicus
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
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Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Troilus and Cressida
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
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Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

Twelfth Night
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Plot Summary
Live Performances: Almost Heaven, Staunton, Virginia

Analysis and Discussion:

Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Renaissance Rom-Com

Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Two Noble Kinsmen
Plot Summary
Live Performances
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
Film Adaptations (inspired by play):

The Winter’s Tale
Plot Summary
Live Performances:
A Luminous Winter’s Tale

Almost Heaven, McLean, Virginia
Analysis and Discussion:
Film Adaptations (using Shakespeare’s language):
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