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'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film
'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film

With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your Shakespeare movies. Here's a no-holds-Bard look, to speak, at some fun facts at previous cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare: The fact that no one could hear Shakespeare's beautiful prose didn't stop filmmakers during the silent era from adaptations of the Bard. More than 300 silent Shakespeare films -- some as short as 10 minutes -- were made between 1899 and 1911, of which only 30 to 40 survive. The...

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