Hamlet Vs She's The Man Essay

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We’ve all heard about Shakespeare, we’ve all learned and read something about Shakespeare, but do you know how many movies are based on a Shakespeare play? According to Stephen Follows Film Data and education there are 525 films based on Shakespeare plays, 294 of those are full adaptations of Shakespeare plays, Hamlet being the most adapted play. One of these 525 films is She’s The Man, which is based on the play Twelfth Night. We all know that these movies are a little different then it’s original play, but do we know which are the differences and similarities? She’s the Man is no exception; one of the main similarities that the movie has with the play is the name of the characters. The Duke of Illyria, Orsino in Twelfth Night is simply Duke Orsino is She’s the Man. Duke being his first name and Orsino being his last name. Viola and Sebastian are twins in the play and are also twins in the movie, having the same name and the same relation. Olivia, the countess that Duke Orsino is in love with in Twelfth Night is Olivia, a simple girl …show more content…

Twelfth Night and She’s the Man have very similar plots with very little differences. In Twelfth Night Orsino, the Duke of Illyria is in love with Olivia, just like Duke is in love with Olivia in She’s the Man. Olivia falls in love with Viola which is disguised as Cesario in the play and in the movie Olivia falls in love with Viola which is disguised as her brother Sebastian. In both the movie and the play Viola is in love with Duke who thinks that Viola is man, in the play Cesario and in the movie Sebastian. Also we can see how Duke quickly becomes close to Voila, disguised as man, in both productions. We also see how in both the film and the dramatic piece Duke asks Viola, disguised as a man, to help him get Olivia, but in both Duke thinks Viola has betrayed him by stealing Olivia from him. All this similarities keep the essence of the play in the

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