Last night, the BBC’s current affairs show Newsnight interviewed Dame Helen Mirren for her thoughts about the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (which, as we discussed yesterday, is around about now).
Romeo and Juliet
Do you enjoy Shakespeare but don’t really have the time to sit down and deconstruct one of his plays? Well, you’re in luck, since the beginning of motion pictures, his work has been adapted into film and TV productions like these …
“O Orlando, Orlando! Wherefore art thou Orlando?” … yes, yes, the actual line is “Romeo” but Orlando Bloom‘s first name just rolls off the tongue so easily.
No one ever accused William Shakespeare of being a loafer. During his lifetime, he wrote at least 37 plays, plus sonnets and poems.