We’ve all read our share of Shakespeare in school, but the combination of old English and William’s flowery prose sometimes makes it difficult to comprehend exactly what he was talking about. Our favorite YouTube puppets do their best to sort Romeo & Juliet out for us.
Three Manga illustrators transformed the classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Romeo and Juliet into Japanese-style cinematic graphic novels, set in a dystopian future Tokyo.
Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut in this updated take on Shakespeare’s play about a Roman General who allies with his sworn enemy to take revenge on the city after he is banished.
Gnomeo & Juliet, an animated version of the greatest love story ever told, stars the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as garden gnomes, who dodge feuding neighbors to find true love.
Shakespeare’s supernatural classic gets a slick new treatment by director Julie Taymor (of Broadway’s The Lion King fame). Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina and Russell Brand, yes that Russell Brand, star.
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