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Shakespeares works have been used countless times as reproductions and influence for films or theatrical productions Instances of this are Romeo and Juliets contemporary reproduction in Quentin Tarantinos film to the revival of Taming Of The Shrew as the film 10 Things I Hate About You Shakespeares works have been used countless times as reproductions and influence for films or theatrical productions The plot and discourse of Shakespearian texts have in some cases remained unchanged and in others used as inspiration or as metaphor Aside from the sections of the texts which are highlighted in reproductions there are several dramatic functions which can be changed to enhance the effect of a production by heightening the audiences understanding of it These functions include changing geographical and historical contexts For example in Romeo and Juliet the time is uncertain and this has been used effectively to make the text relevant for different audiences Shakespeare once considered old hat by young audiences suddenly came alive for them Titus Andronicus while a powerful text has been referred to as Shakespeares worst play However the play was quite successful in its era This fact along with the disjointed nature of the play has led to speculation that the text as seen today has pages or even whole acts missing from it Despite this the themes and ideas of the play are still identifiable Some pivotal concepts that could be emphasized for a contemporary audience are tragedy and revenge violence and rape silence and the destruction of communication Shakespeare wrote this play around 1590 when history plays were a popular tradition Historically this was a time of political uncertainty in England when the nation was preoccupied with the possibility of the spread of wars abroad and civil unrest regarding their monarchy so rulers and society are particularly relevant The citizenry was looking into the character of its rulers and the possibility of change it is natural to look at past
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