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* GenderFlip: Baptista Minola is now a woman, who becomes a CompositeCharacter with Hortensio's bride.


* FieryRedhead: Benedick. Beatrice also has a reddish tint to her hair, she also attends the costume party as Elizabeth I, another well known FieryRedhead.

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* FieryRedhead: Benedick. Beatrice also has a reddish tint to her hair, she also and attends the costume party as Elizabeth I, another well known FieryRedhead.


MuchAdoAboutNothing

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MuchAdoAboutNothingTheatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing


* AFatherToHisMen: Macbeth


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* AFatherToHisMen: Macbeth


* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claude after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone. It is implied she ''might'' be able to forgive him in the future, given that she smiles at him [[spoiler: at Beatrice and Benedick's wedding]]


AMidsummerNightsDream

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* PrenupBlowup

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* PrenupBlowupPrenupBlowup: Bianca, a supermodel in this version of the story, asks her gorgeous-but-penniless fiance to sign one. He is insulted, and refuses. Katherine, Bianca's older sister, tells her that if she doesn't trust him enough to marry him without the prenup then she shouldn't be marrying him at all.


* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claude after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone.

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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claude after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone. It is implied she ''might'' be able to forgive him in the future, given that she smiles at him [[spoiler: at Beatrice and Benedick's wedding]]


* BadBadActor: Claude is very flat while the crew is trying to pretend that Beatrice loves Benedick

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* BadBadActor: BadBadActing: Claude is very flat while the crew is trying to pretend that Beatrice loves Benedick



* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claudio after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone.

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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claudio Claude after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone.
* TheVoiceless: Vincent, the younger security guard

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* BadBadActor: Claude is very flat while the crew is trying to pretend that Beatrice loves Benedick

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* DeadpanSnarker: Beatrice



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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: What makes this a unique and modern adaptation of the play is the aversion of this trope. Hero does not accept Claudio after her humiliation and finds herself better off alone.

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* EvilChef: Joe Macbeth racks up a high body count.

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A British mini-series consisting of four Shakespeare plays updated to the modern day with modern sensibilities

MuchAdoAboutNothing
* TheAlcoholic: Don
* BelligerentSexualTension: As usual.
* BrainlessBeauty: Hero starts out this way.
* CelebrityParadox: Shakespeare exists in universe, but it is never stated as to whether the play the story is based on was written.
* DaddysGirl: Hero
* FieryRedhead: Benedick. Beatrice also has a reddish tint to her hair, she also attends the costume party as Elizabeth I, another well known FieryRedhead.
* HotScoop
* HumanInterestStory: Beatrice wants to cover one about the closure of a nursing home.
* MonsterClown: Invoked by Don's creepy party costume.
* NiceGuy: Peter the director.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The security guards.

Theatre/{{Macbeth}}
* AFatherToHisMen: Macbeth
* AssholeVictim: Duncan
* KnowledgeBroker: They're binmen, they know everything.
* ShirtlessScene: Macbeth

Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew
* BelligerentSexualTension: And ''how''.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Tim. And Harry to extent.
* BerserkButton: Kate, she's like a female Don from ''Film/SexyBeast''.
* BoisterousBruiser: The first thing Petruchio does is to break open a door to his his only friend, Harry.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Petruchio gets these urges sometimes, usually at the most inappropriate moments.
* DrowningMySorrows: Harry does this after Bianca dumps him.
* GoldDigger: Petruchio wants to get to married to pay off his debts.
* HairTriggerTemper: Kate seems permanently furious.
* HotBlooded: Petruchio gets over hangovers by fighting them.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Petruchio has a title and an estate but no liquid assets.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: According to Harry, underneath all the bluster Petruchio is just a big kid who wants someone to think the world of him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kate at first, but she mellows. Bianca seems to be something of a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Petruchio to Kate (surprisingly).
* MissingMom: Petruchio's mother left when he was six.
* TheNapoleon: Kate gets this treatment especially coupled with her political aspirations.
* NoNameGiven: Petruchio is never named as such in the entirety of the film.
* PrenupBlowup
* RomancingTheWidow: Harry
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Kate and Bianca respectively.
* {{Workaholic}}: Kate's diary has a full work day but in the evening she's emptying the bin.

AMidsummerNightsDream
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Puck does this constantly.
* CompositeCharacter: Egeus (Hermia's father) and Theseus (the Duke of Athens) are combined into a single character named Theo.
** Theseus's fiancée Hippolyta becomes Polly, Theo's wife of many years and mother of Hermia, so this may also count. (Hermia's mother never appears in the original play, but it's a fair bet that she existed at some point.)
* InterspeciesRomance: Titania and Oberon.

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