Sunday, October 28, 2012

Brush up your Shakespeare

Brush up your Shakespeare:

Don't believe me? listen to this:

And of course, the plots are so good they are often recycled, The Taming of the Shrew, which in the Movie version with Elizabeth Taylor seems more cruel than enjoyable to modern audiences, has been made over several time; not only as Kiss me Kate (the source of the song "Brush up your Shakespeare) but this modern version Overboard

Or Romeo and Juliet, made over as West Side Story.

another remake is Kurosawa's film Ran: a retelling of King Lear in medieval Japan:

Trailer here.

Alas, the full film has been removed from youtube, and although it's still on some Asian sites, (or here) the problem is lack of subtitles...but it's visually stunning and worth a rent...

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