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Thursday
Aug272009

From Shakespeare to screen: How 10 Things I Hate About You fails to Tame the Shrew

A few weeks ago, I heard that the Heath Ledger/Julia Stiles career launcher 10 Things I Hate About You (directed by Gil Junger) is actually a modern remake of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.  I saw 10 Things back when it was new (10 years ago) and didn’t think it was too bad, but I also didn’t think it was trying to be modern Shakespeare. So, instead of just hearing this news like a normal person, I decided to watch and read them both to see if 10 Things is actually anything like The Taming of the Shrew.

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