Non-Traditional Adaptations Over on Metafilter somebody’s asked for “interesting” adaptations of Shakespeare, either in book, film of play form.  The usual suspects are there, Kurosawa, Stoppard, 10 Things I Hate About You, etc… Here’s a few that were new to me: Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well (I didn’t know he did a Hamlet?) A Thousand Clowns (1997, apparently King Lear?) Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet   … Wow, either it’s a short list or I’ve just seen a whole lot of Shakespeare adaptations. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Non-Traditional Adaptations

  1. C. B. James says:

    Jane Smiley’s novel A Thousand Acres is King Lear.

  2. Three Left Hands says:

    I took a gender in lit class that compared Shakespeare plays and modern woman writer’s adaptations of said plays (Lear vs. A Thousand Acres and The Tempest vs. Mama Day among others) and I just read Christopher Moore’s Fool, which is more a riff on Lear than an adaptation, but it is quite good.

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