Tempest Script

Script by:Leon Capetanos (Writer), Paul Mazursky (Writer), William Shakespeare (Author)
Directed by:Paul Mazursky

Plot:A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - trying the patience of his new girlfriend and angst-ridden teenage daughter.

Coriolanus Script

Script by:John Logan (Screenplay), William Shakespeare (Theatre Play)
Directed by:Ralph Fiennes

Plot:Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues. When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius. Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city.

Throne of Blood Script

Script by:Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (Screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Hideo Oguni (Screenplay), William Shakespeare (Theatre Play)
Directed by:Akira Kurosawa

Plot:Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Romeo and Juliet Script

Script by:Baz Luhrmann (Screenplay), William Shakespeare (Author), Craig Pearce (Screenplay)
Directed by:Baz Luhrmann

Plot:In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.

Othello Script

Script by:William Shakespeare (Writer), Oliver Parker (Adaptation)
Directed by:Oliver Parker

Plot:The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.

Hamlet Script

Script by:William Shakespeare (Theatre Play), Christopher De Vore (Screenplay), Franco Zeffirelli (Screenplay)
Directed by:Franco Zeffirelli

Plot:Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.