[KS] Korean Shakespeare-movies or -dramas?

Frank Hoffmann hoffmann at koreaweb.ws
Sat Jul 19 06:29:07 EDT 2008

Yes, there sure must be very many Shakespeare adaptions in Korea --
as one would expect, given the unbeatable genius of Shakespeare and
his great popularity in Korea. In the 1980s, when going to lots of
Korean plays, I remember to have seen one that was based on Romeo and
Juliet (but can't help with details now).

Jan, look here, for example:
about a Korean adaption of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

and here:
about O T'ae-sôk's seemingly interesting adaption 
of Romeo and Juliet -- into a Korean setting, 
Juliet with Soju and bean paste.

You may also look at the (very popular) 2007 MBC 
series "The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince." Story 
line reminds of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."


Frank Hoffmann
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