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Hailee Kayfes

McKay Keith

Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Work

This essay analyzes two of the most popular film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann and Shakespeare in Love directed by John Madden. Films such as these displayed Shakespeare’s work in a modern way that would intrigue and relate to modern-day audiences, further helping to continue the spread of the history and fame of William Shakespeare and his plays.