When Shakespeare was born 450 years ago, the theatre stage was king and movie halls had 350 years to wait. But thanks to cinema, his plays have reached epic proportions.
Shakespeare has been a rich source of inspiration for filmmakers for over a century. According to the Guinness Book of Records, more than 400 movies and TV specials have been adapted from or inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, winning him the title of the author with the most screen productions – in any language – of all time!
Of his plays, Romeo and Juliet has been done the most – at least 40 direct adaptations of…
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