This week, we honor the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Born in April 1564 and died in April 1616, Shakespeare was responsible for some of the greatest works ever written in the English language. From poems to plays, he is known as the world’s “pre-eminant dramatist.” But did you know that he is also responsible for many of the words and phrases that we use on a daily basis? Take a look…
And those included on the picture are just the tip of the iceberg. I encourage you to do a little research and see for yourself.
I’ve always enjoyed the works of Shakespeare, having invested years ago in a complete works collection that includes all of his plays, as well as sonnets. And it pleases me to know that my daughter thrives on his words, too. It surprised her to learn that many of the movies she enjoys today, are based upon works of Shakespeare. So, without “much ado” I present to you a Top 10 Tuesday list of films that I enjoy, which are based on the bard. As always, they are listed in no particular order of importance, just off the top of my head. How many more can you think of?
- 10 Things I Hate About You (Taming of the Shrew)
- Romeo Must Die (Romeo and Juliet)
- O (Othello)
- She’s the Man (Twelfth Night)
- Warm Bodies (Romeo and Juliet)
- Lion King (Hamlet)
- My Own Private Idaho (Henry IV and Henry V)
- Ran (King Lear)
- Strange Brew (Hamlet)
- Were the World Mine (Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Honorable mention goes out to the wonderful Shakespeare in Love, and 1996’s Romeo & Juliet.