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Reimagining Shakespeare in 2020

December 25, 2020 – Shakespeare has been dead for more than 400 years, but to UNM English professor Marissa Greenberg, his work is alive all around us—in movies, books, opera, ballet, comic books, video games, even podcasts. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland chats with Greenberg about how artists and writers today are making Shakespeare relevant to a new generation.  

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 

Marissa Greenberg, professor, UNM Department of English Language & Literature 

Greenberg recommends these movies based on Shakespeare plays:  

  • Ten Things I Hate About You  
  • She’s The Man 
  • Akira Kurasawa: Throne of Blood and Ran 
  • Baz Luhrman’s Romeo Plus Juliet 
  • My Own Private Idaho 
  • Scotland, PA 
  • Romeo Must Die 
  • The Lion King 
  • Ophelia 


For More Information: 
The Real ‘Hamnet’ Died Centuries Ago, But This Novel Is TimelessNPR 
In ‘Gap Of Time,’ Shakespeare Is Updated, But Not UpstagedNPR 
Elsinore Smartly Reimagines Hamlet with Ophelia as the HeroWired 
“Pandemic Pedagogy”UNM Faculty Lightning Lounge talk by Marissa Greenberg