Shakespeare’s stories are so universal that almost any story built around starcrossed lovers or mistaken identities could be said to be based on shakespeare but there are many films that are actually directly based on shakespeare, and we’re not just talking about the obvious adaptations like romeo + juliet. Christopher marlowe would be lime-green with envy over the popularity of his one-time rival's plays there are entire theater troupes devoted to performing shakespeare, and the finest actors jockey to commit their portrayals of hamlet and lady macbeth to film. Based on: hamlet strange brew could have been an even more direct adaptation of hamlet , but screenwriter steve de jarnatt was advised to make the film a little less faithful to the original hamlet is still represented, of course, not only in the elsinore beer that figures so heavily into the plot, but in the evil uncle claude (paul dooley) that bob (rick moranis) and doug (dave thomas) must take down.
In fact, hamlet is the most produced shakespeare play in new york theatre history, with sixty-four recorded productions on broadway, and an untold number off broadway ian charleson performed hamlet from 9 october to 13 november 1989, in richard eyre's production at the olivier theatre, replacing daniel day-lewis, who had abandoned the production seriously ill from aids at the time, charleson died eight weeks after his last performance. Hamlet by william shakespeare written between 1599 - 1601 comments by bob corbett june 2010 general note: in january 2009 i decided that i’d like to go back and read all the plays of william shakespeare, perhaps one a month if that works out i hadn’t read a shakespeare play since 1959, 50 years ago but i had read nearly all of them in college. Here are my assessments of the film adaptations of hamlet i've seen in order of personal preference have at you now most actors play hamlet as unsteady but basically sane scott’s hamlet is actually unhinged, which is what makes this performance from a good actor so intriguing tagged movie reviews, shakespeare | 22 comments 22.
Book review 4 out of 5 stars to hamlet, chance are you've already read the play or seen some film adaption, perhaps even a staged version i've seen a bunch of them and read the place 4 times ― william shakespeare, hamlet still one of my favorite shakepeare plays i've probably read it 3-5 times and probably watched just as many film. Hamlet by william shakespeare written between 1599 - 1601 comments by bob corbett june 2010 general note: in january 2009 i decided that i’d like to go back and read all the plays of william shakespeare, perhaps one a month if that works out i hadn’t read a shakespeare play since 1959, 50 years ago.
The great akira kurosawa’s epic and often tragic films are well-matched to shakespeare, so it should come as no surprise that he decided to make a film based on king lear (he also made macbeth adaptation throne of blood and the bad sleep well, based on hamlet.
Read common sense media's hamlet (2009) review, age rating, and parents guide this lengthy film is worth watching all the way to terrible tragic finale that’s important because hamlet is not only one of shakespeare’s most famous stories, it’s also one of his longest, and this production clocks in at just over three hours. Centuries my have passed since william shakespeare last put ink to paper, but the stories he's spun aren't going anywhere director joss whedon was a film festival hit with his updating of much ado about nothing (2012), and today another re-telling of romeo & juliet hits select theatres (after warm.