Theatre of Shakespeare: Modernity and Fame

Ghosts of literature

As we can see in Michiko Kakutani’s review of one of the latest versions of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare and his works are not save of “actualizations” that often tend to achieve a new point of view, different from the original of its creator. William Shakespeare, who almost died 400 years ago, in 1616, is the most inmortal playwrighters in history. People all over the world know his works: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear… But something that happens nowadays all around the world affects these magnificous works: modernization.

Recently, more and more theater companies have created and still are creating modern versions of the before mentioned masterpieces. At first sight, there is no problem at all in this idea. It is, indeed, a new way of adapting and expressing the feelings of the medieval situations that are shown to us thank to Shakespeare’s imagination and creativity. Howerver…

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