The unfolding plot of a Shakespeare play, gets you on the edge of your seat. There are series of calamities, climaxes and plot twists that make your jaw drop and usually, at some point, refuse to carry on reading the text – repeatedly. Either way, you have a strong reaction to it. They are, undeniably, engaging. There is a back story, to another back story and in the end, you would never have guessed that, that is how the story ends! Shakespeare’s plots are used as the inspiration of many modern films such as, “10 Things I Hate About You – The Taming of the Shrew”, “The Lion King – Hamlet” (though the ending is vastly different; nothing ends well in a Shakespearean tragedy!), “She’s the Man – Twelfth Night”, “Coriolanus – Coriolanus”. He has even been adapted into Japanese films, “Throne of Blood – Macbeth” and “Ran – King Lear” complete with samurais and warlords. Intriguing? Methinks, yes!