6 Shakespeare Adaptations That Would Make The Bard Vomit

Wednesday, November 30 by

Ten Things I Hate About You – The Taming of the Shrew

I like this movie. It’s a fun script, and even though the performances in it are truly horrible, the premise lends itself to a teen film. I also go back and forth on whether 10 Things I Hate About You is supposed to be a sound-alike to The Taming of the Shrew. I refuse to look it up, because I don’t want to know for sure.

This film goes back and forth from being a colorful adaptation to looking like a Nick Original Movie (Larry Miller as the dad kills me). Further, I don’t believe that any characters had penises drawn on their faces. But Richard III is referred to as “thou misshapen dick” by the prince in Richard III, so let’s not rule any sophomoric intentions out just yet.

Deliver Us From Eva – The Taming of the Shrew

This is a film inspired and loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew, but features a title cribbed as a pun from the Lord’s Prayer. Wait I’m not done yet. It also stars LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union. Eva’s sisters all pay a handsome delivery man, Ray, (LL Cool J, natch) to entertain her and keep her out of their hair. The film culminates with Ray’s friends hatching a scheme to kidnap him, lie to Eva about his death, hope she leaves the city immediately, then let Ray go.

Shakespeare will rise from the grave to get his revenge.

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