Let’s be honest: Shakespeare’s plays aren’t always easy to translate, even though they’re technically written in Modern English. Between the inverted syntax and obsolete words, it can sometimes feel like you’re reading a different language.
Despite that (and often because of it) Shakespeare’s writings are phenomenal. He wrote beautifully about the human condition, tackling any number of subjects that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Really, is it any wonder that there have been so many modern adaptations of his work? From tragic romance to witty comedic intrigues, his work is timeless, filled with strong, well-developed characters we can all relate to.
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