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Shakespeare Across Subject Areas: Film & Television

"Shakespeare Re-told" Series (BBC Adaptations of Shakespeare's Plays)

"Each program puts a modern gloss on a Shakespearean classic, further highlighting the core strength and attraction of the Bard’s perennial themes. The drama of Macbeth moves from Scottish moors to a 3-star London restaurant, while the romantic intrigues of Much Ado about Nothing occur in a TV news studio, but the fascination is unmistakably Shakespeare. "

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Shakespeare Plays Available at HACC Library

These DVD's can be checked out for three day loans:


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"Seven Movies That Are Clever Adaptations of Shakespeare's Plays"....and More!

Did you know that the Lion King is based on Shakespeare's Hamlet? Check out these lists for more modern film adaptations:

Video Adaptations (Based on Shakespeare but Not the Actual Plays)

Available in DVD at the library:

Shakespeare in Love (Streaming video)

Available Through Swank Video

A love affair between Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) and playwright William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) while he was writing Romeo and Juliet.