Hamlet: Retold in Modern-day English by Timothy KnapmanHamlet is miserable after the death of his father, but when the ghost of his father appears and reveals that he was murdered, Hamlet decides to seek his revenge... Will he succeed? A tragic tale of deceit and revenge. Combining modern-day English with stunning illustrations, QEBs Tales from Shakespeare bring the Bards popular plays to life. Lively and easy-to-read, they are sure to capture your imagination!
Hamlet (Condensed and Modernized)
Hamlet: Retold in Modern-day English
List of the best modernized versions of Shakespeare plays. There are movies out there based on the plays of William Shakespeare that came out centuries after the plays were first published. But even widely known, classic movie masterpieces, like West Side Story and The Lion King , are merely modern day renditions of Shakespeare's writing. Vote up your favorite modern day version of one of Shakespeare's classics, or vote down the films you thought didn't quite translate to today's world. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney The romantic comedy
Hamlet , also known as Hamlet , is a American drama film written and directed by Michael Almereyda , set in contemporary New York City, and based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. In this version of Hamlet , Claudius is "king" of the Denmark Corporation, having taken over the firm by killing his brother, Hamlet's father. This adaptation keeps the Shakespearean dialogue but presents a modern setting, with technology such as video cameras , Polaroid cameras , and surveillance bugs. For example, the ghost of Hamlet's murdered father first appears on closed-circuit TV. Reviews of this film have been divided. The website's critical consensus states, "Stiff performances fail to produce any tension onscreen. Film critic Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times lauded it as a "vital and sharply intelligent film,"  while The Washington Post reviewer deemed it as a "darkly interesting distraction but not much more.