William Shakespeare has been brought to the big screen even more often than fellow bard Nicholas Sparks.
The adaptations range from a silent, short version of “Macbeth” made in 1898 and starring the renowned Shakespearean actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson (whom George Bernard Shaw proclaimed the best Hamlet he’d ever seen), to the Taviani Brothers’ recently released adaptation of "Julius Caesar" shot in a Roman prison, “Caesar Must Die,” to Joss Whedon’s relaxed, contempo take on “Much Ado About Nothing” that opens June 21. In all there are around 250 features (I lost count, twice) from numerous countries listed on the IMDB, as well as innumerable shorts, TV versions, and at least two video games. Which is your favorite? You can place your picks in the comments section or send them to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The top five will be out June 23.
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