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Ten Film Adaptations of Shakespeare You Should Watch

Director Joss Whedon’s new ultra modern, black and white adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has arrived in theaters – both here in DC and all over the country - and suddenly everyone in town seems to be besotted with the Bard.

To celebrate, this seems like a perfect time to talk about that most famous of British writers and the many great film versions of his work that are out there. Some are great, some are good, some are…a bit on the strange side, but nevertheless still a fantastic example of the many different ways that Shakespeare’s work can be interpreted hundreds of years after his death, and how his stories and characters still resonate with modern audiences.

Here are ten Shakespearean film adaptations that are worth watching – take a look and tell us what you think got left off the list in the comments.