One more open thread, because it's Monday and I totes need it.
Shakespeare adaptations: favorites and hated.
I can't stand "Romeo + Juliet". I can't immediately explain why, but I think it's because I didn't think the original voice fit well with the flashy modern setting. I loved "O". I liked the setting and the adaptation, but I additionally loved that 'Desi' and 'Emily' were given really strong characters in a play that has sometimes been approached from a very problematic perspective. (There's an awesome essay out there about misogyny through famous Othello performances and how it often revolves around how the scarf is lost/taken from Desdemona.)
I am also extremely fond of "King of Texas" (King Lear) and this adaptation of "Richard III".
OPEN THREAD BELOW!