6 Of The Best Shakespeare Films

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William Shakespeare. He may not be the easiest author to wrap your head around, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the greatest writers who ever lived. In his lifetime, he wrote 38 plays (along with multiple poems) that are still performed around the world today. Over the years, there have also been several great filmmakers who have adapted many of them for the cinema, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann, and, most recently, Joss Whedon.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Joss Whedon? The guy who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and directed the big-budget action film The Avengers… taking on Shakespeare? Apparently it had been a passion project of his for some time, and now its release is upon us this very Friday. To celebrate, we’ve assembled a list of 6 of the best Shakespeare films that you definitely should check out, whether you’re a fan of his or not.

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