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All My Sons is Henrik Ibsen's Pillars of Society IN AMERICA DURING
WORLD WAR TWO! All Shook Up is Twelfth Night IN THE 1950S! IN THE AMERICAN MIDWEST! !
WITH ELVIS SONGS on the other hand, is Avenue Q RENT WITH MUPPETS INSTEAD OF AIDS! Alternately, it's Sesame Street WITH ANGST!
is The Boys in the Band Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? WITH GAYS!
Brother Wolf is Beowulf IN 1800S APPALACHIA!
Cavalia is Cirque du Soleil WITH HORSES!. (In fact, it is directed by Normand Latourelle, one of Cirque's original founders.)
The Desert Song is The Sheik WITH A !
TWO PERSON LOVE TRIANGLE Dog Sees God is Charlie Brown IN HIGH SCHOOL!
is Fiddler on the Roof Pride and Prejudice WITH JEWS! AND RACISM!
is The Golden Apple The Trojan Cycle IN AN AMERICAN SMALL TOWN!
The Hungarian Rock Opera King Stephen is Jesus Christ Superstar IN HUNGARY!
Kiss Me, Kate is The Taming of the Shrew AS A MUSICAL WITHIN ANOTHER MUSICAL!
is Little Shop of Horrors Faust WITH A SINGING CARNIVOROUS PLANT!
Miracle! is The Miracle Worker IN 1990's SEATTLE WITH
DRAG QUEENS! Mourning Becomes Electra is Aeschylus's Oresteia !
IN AMERICA AT THE TIME OF THE CIVIL WAR is The Music Man The Rainmaker WITH A BOYS' MARCHING BAND INSTEAD OF RAIN! AND A !
HOT LIBRARIAN, TOO One Man Two Guvnors is the 18th century Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters AS A FARCE WITH GANGSTERS IN 1960S BRIGHTON!
Plain and Fancy is Oklahoma! IN PENNSYLVANIA!
Not a musical: Seven Supermans is Seven Samurai WITH !
RIPPED OFF SUPERHEROES She's The Man is Twelfth Night WITH SOCCER!
William Shakespeare gets this treatment often:
Disney's and its sequel are essentially The Lion King and Hamlet , respectively, Romeo and Juliet AS ! TALKING ANIMAL CARTOONS
With happy endings! Lion King 1 1/2 is .
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Were Eaten by a Lion 1999's Titus, set WHENEVER JULIE TAYMOR FELT LIKE IT! No, seriously. One minute it's Ancient Rome, the next it's the 1940s.
(1956) is Forbidden Planet The Tempest IN SPACE!
is even Twilight described by the author as Romeo and Juliet WITH VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES!
Gnomeo and Juliet. There's GNOMES!
is West Side Story Romeo and Juliet ! IN AMERICA !
THE MUSICAL Of course, O is Othello IN HIGH SCHOOL!
is Strange Brew Hamlet IN CANADA, WITH HOSERS!
Director John Bell is a huge fan of this trope. He's done in post-apocalyptic Russia, Macbeth in a Library, and Titus Andronicus on a really bad acid trip.
King Lear Orson Welles once put on a production of Macbeth set IN HAITI!
Of course, the Bard wasn't scared of doing this himself. is the The Comedy of Errors Menaechmi with an extra pair of twins, after all.
And the similarities between and the ancient Roman myth of Romeo and Juliet Pyramus and Thisbe are too many to ignore.
Servant of two masters by Carlo Goldoni is Romeo and Juliet AS A COMEDY! With
HAPPY ENDING! Modern stage productions of Shakespeare use this trope so frequently that it's a long-standing joke among Shakespeare fans that the most daring and original thing a Director can do with Hamlet is set it in Denmark.
Amaluna is The Tempest ON A TROPICAL ISLAND WITH LOTS MORE WOMEN!