The top ten Shakespeare film adaptations, plus four honorable mentions.

As a high school theatre student and a college English major, I've seen a lot of Shakespeare.  

According to The Royal Shakespeare Company, William Shakespeare created 38 plays during his lifetime,  

Shakespeare is also used in many current works. A few Shakespearean cliches have been overused 

the majority are riveting and absurdist insights into mankind. 

though, are repurposed to lend subtlety and depth to new tales. 

in many cases, nothing beats the original. Some of William Shakespeare's works shine brightest on stage, while others are as effective on film. 

A few Shakespearean cliches have been overused (how many times do we need to witness  

and although some are considerably more difficult to read through than others (for example, what exactly is "Cymbeline" about? ), 

'The Marvels' is expected to gross $75-$80 million in its first weekend, which is around 50% less than the opening weekend of 'Captain Marvel.'