Fantastic Foreign Film Posters for Shakespeare-Inspired Movies

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Happy deathaversary — and in a few days, birthday — to the Bard, William Shakespeare. The English poet and playwright created some of the finest written works in the English language — and those tales created some amazing films, which we celebrate today. But Shakespeare was a global sensation, evidenced by these fantastic foreign film posters. Here are ten of our favorite Shakespeare-inspired movies and their international posters.

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Othello (1965)

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Throne of Blood (1957)

Prospero’s Books (1991)

Macbeth (1971)

King Lear (1971)

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)