It’s fun to read Shakespearean plays, but watching our most beloved scenes on stage or screen makes the characters and the plots even more engaging. Reading the scene in which Juliet wakes up to find her Romeo dead is indeed tragic, but watching Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio lock eyes right before he dies is heart-wrenching. Gazing, unable to reach through the screen and offer help, as Ralph Fiennes is outnumbered and murdered in his directorial debut, Coriolanus, is unparalleled.
Movie and television adaptations of Shakespearean plays are numerous, and in many languages other than English, but how many of them do you know? Test your knowledge of Shakespeare film in this quiz, from the early 20th century to the present day.
Featured Image: Lobby card from the 1936 MGM film Romeo and Juliet. Pictured are John Barrymore, Leslie Howard, and Basil Rathbone. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.