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Sat, Jul 29, 2017 5:46 AM

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Modernized Shakespeare

The timelessness of Shakespeare's plays continues to be demonstrated over the years as the stories and texts still find their way into modern settings. Which is your favorite direct adaptation of Shakespeare set in the 20th Century or later? (Loose adaptations such as West Side Story or 10 Thing I Hate About You are excluded.)

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020068196/

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4 y ago

Again, all these adaptations use the original text, but I respect your purism. 

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'Good idea for a poll. I'm deliberating on my vote. :)

I was going to suggest O but, oops, I remembered that you're not including loose adaptations, which I kind of like because it illustrates the difference. I had a professor in grad school who is considered to be one of the finest Shakespeare scholars and editors: if this goes live, I'll send her the link. I think she'd like his plays receiving this kind of showcase, especially because she specializes in "editing" Shakespeare's plays for modern North American audiences. 

Oh, there are some new posts to your "Black& White Films of the '70s" suggestion:  
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/b-w-films-of-the-70s

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Romeo + Juliet.