SelfMadeHero | Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and JulietFrom the traditional Arab tale of Layla and Majnoon to modern classics such as Noughts and Crosses, we can't seem to get enough of stories of lovers taking on the world and making sacrifices to be together. But many of the best stories in this genre have more to offer than a simple tale of unrequited love. Often, they explore other themes, too, such as family, race, class and culture. So, while I am not a great reader of love stories, I enjoyed finding parallels between the books on this list and the many themes explored in Romeo and Juliet. And I deliberately left out stories that involved vampires or werewolves. In her latest book, Black Sheep, Dwayne, 16, meets high-flying, uni-bound Misha, and sparks fly.
Top 5 Shakespeare Movie Adaptations (Cymbeline 2015)
Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Here, we rank 12 notable remakes of the play, with approaches ranging from straightforward Renaissance adaptations to a zombie comedy to a classic Hollywood musical. Check out our countdown to the greatest movie version of the greatest love story ever told, ahead. To say that Tromeo and Juliet is in poor taste is an understatement of Shakespearean proportions. The film is notable primarily because its Juliet — called Gina here, and with a bad Italian accent and no apparent personality — is played by none other than a year-old Angelina Jolie. There are a million ways to stage the Bard around the brilliant original text and offer a genuinely original interpretation.