Wanted: decent, non-traditional Shakespeare adaptations
March 4, 2009 10:51 AM Subscribe
Help me find more non-purist adaptations of Shakespeare's plays in books and film, please. Caveat postor: they need to actually be good.
posted by zoomorphic to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
There are tons of Shakespeare "adaptations" floating around, but many are terrible and one stars Amanda Bynes. I need help sifting to find the ones that really do something interesting either with Shakespeare's language or themes. Taymor's Titus
is as traditional as I'd like to go. It's fine, great even, if the work transcends the basic plot structure. I'm definitely not looking for West Side Story
, Kenneth Branagh's vehicles or by-the-book renditions like Polanski's Macbeth
. I'm looking for books, films and plays that are of similar quality to:
A Thousand Acres
and Throne of Blood
Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet
What am I missing? Thanks in advance!