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What type of film adaptations ensure that William Shakespeare's works will continue to resonate with future film viewers?
Analyze the different types of film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Which type will ensure that audiences will continue to connect with his plays, written 400 years ago? Some films like Olivier’s portrayal of Hamlet are essentially filmed plays. Others, such as last year’s Macbeth (with Michael Fassbinder) are dramatized faithful renditions while 1996’s Romeo and Juliet (by Baz Luhrmann) modernizes the setting and employs popular young ‘movie stars’ (Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes).