I’m thinking ahead about which film versions of each play I should watch. Please give me your suggestions.
The Wikipedia article looks pretty good, so I’m using that as a starting place. I think I am going to focus on the more recent films, although I will consider going back further (like the 1960s and maybe even the 1950s) when there are films that are really must-sees (like West Side Story and Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet).
I plan to watch all the BBC productions. I’m looking forward to seeing Roger Daltrey in A Comedy of Errors!
So, I feel like I have a solid foundation on basic productions. Any other suggestions? What about the old ones directed by Laurence Olivier—are they good? What else? Help me.
I also want suggestions for good or interesting adaptations. Thanks to Renee who commented about loving adaptations like West Side Story and listed several others.
Here are a few I’m considering:
Henry IV: My Own Private Idaho
King Lear: A Thousand Acres, Ran
Macbeth: Scotland PA, Throne of Blood
The Comedy of Errors: The Boys from Syracuse
The Taming of the Shrew: Kiss Me Kate, Ten Things I Hate About You
The Tempest: Prospero’s Books
Twelfth Night: She’s the Man, Just One of the Guys
Renee and everyone—help me fill out my to-watch list and please warn me away from losers.
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