OPINION: Lessons from Shakespeare For Screenwriters
An odd trend in cinema surfaced in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s. A spate of teen films relocated the plots of William Shakespeare plays to high schools.
ROMEO + JULIET set the story of young star-crossed lovers in a Californian suburb. As with the 2000 film of HAMLET, it retained Shakespeare’s dialogue despite the modern-day setting.
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