Shakespeare Adaptations From The Last Decade

When I was 8 years old my mom took me to my very first Shakespeare play. I’ve been in love with both theater and Shakespeare ever since! I think a big part of that was how much preparation she put into it making sure I knew the story and what to expect. (Maybe I should write a whole post about how to get your kids to love Shakespeare lol)

I was also very lucky that my first experience was at a Shakespeare Festival with an incredible reputation worldwide. (Love you OSF❤️)

Obviously Shakespeare’s plays are timeless stories. I will happily go see the same play over and over again each time in awe of how every production is different. Which is why I’m also on board with watching every film adaptation made as well.

Whether it’s changing the location, the time, the emphasis on a different character; no adaptation is ever the same. It’s always interesting though about how the themes of current times can affect current takes on the core of the story.

And there’s no better way to wonder where Shakespeare is at these days then to watch all of the most recent screen adaptations from the last decade!😉

Sidenote: The links in this post are all affiliate links which means I may receive monetary compensation if you purchase an item, at NO extra cost to you! I know budgets are extremely important right now so I’m also trying to search all the main streaming sites to keep these posts updated with those options to watch as well! If you know of a streaming site I don’t have listed for any of these movies please leave a comment or send me a message so I can add it. Let’s help each other out right now😀

The Tempest (2010)

Directed By: Julie Taymor
Starring: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

Coriolanus (2011)

Directed By: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Directed By: Joss Whedon
Starring: Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

The Hollow Crown (2012)

Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V

Directed By: Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

Romeo & Juliet (2013)

Directed By: Carlo Carlei
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

Cymbeline (2014)

Directed By: Michael Almereyda
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: IMDBtv)

Macbeth (2015)

Directed By: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: Amazon Prime)

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses (2016)

Henry VI part 1, Henry VI, part 2, Richard III

Directed By: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville
(Digital // DVD // Streaming: n/a)

The King (2019)

Directed By: David Michôd
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp
(Streaming: Netflix)

~Alison

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