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Top 10 Shakespearean Adaptations

As William Shakespeare’s prominence in contemporary culture has somewhat dampened in recent years, we glance a selective eye over some of the most worthy Shakespearean adaptions.

William Shakespeare has gradually phased out of mainstream culture as a result of modern society’s reluctance to grapple with the original verse. There has been a growing number of films that lay claim to Shakespeare, however, their validity is somewhat challenged – O, 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s the Man. To the Bard’s most faithful, these adaptations are nothing but sleazy spin-offs, as they ultimately discard original text language. This discussion evidently coincides with the question, what is deemed to be Shakespearean? With the premise that Shakespeare = original verse, we glance a selective eye over the many true adaptations, in an attempt to pick out the top ten movies most worthy of its Shakespearean title.

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  • Hey Sam! I can't attach a feature picture to this post, is it something to do with my permission access on the new system? Best, Tom
  • Hey Sam, it's the new system, I'm just trying it out for my latest podcast episode with Greg Lucey and I'm trying to attach a picture - it uploads the picture and then says I don't have permission to attach it :(
  • Hi Tom, I'll look into this today. I think I already know what the issue is. It's because the media being uploaded is not associating itself to a post ID. Thank you for being my test dummy. At least this creation dialogue is working!!!
  • Hey Sam, I've tried again just now still the same issues I'm afraid :( I'd also look at the text editor I'm not sure if the texted/front is properly formatting at the moment (there's big gapes in the spacing, front size). If you want to jump around inside my draft and see what's what please do! I think I am going to use the legacy editor to upload today, but we can work  on testing and refining the new editor together :) Best, Tom

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