If it’s Monday, it’s time for a mystery! Today we are going to try something different. Below I’ve listed titles of movies that were all based on a Shakespeare play. Can you guess which play each one was based on? The plays you can choose from appear below the list.
1. She’s the Man
2. Gnomeo and Juliet (This one’s a freebie!)
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
4. Chimes at Midnight (Hint: think more than one. A lot more.)
5. Get Over It
6. Were the World Mine
7. Kiss Me, Kate
8. The Lion King (Yes – it is based on Shakespeare!)
9. A Thousand Acres
10. West Side Story
11. Shakespeare in Love
Have you seen any of these? Did you know that they were each based on a Shakespeare play?
Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet and parts of Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (again!), Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Richard II
Some of these movies may be making a blog comeback in our Shakespeare at the Movies series – so stay tuned!