The 1996 adaptation by baz luhrmann, william shakespeare's romeo + juliet gave the story a modern twist of course, the eye candy in the form of leonardo dicaprio did not hurt 2.
Is shakespeare relevant or not relevant that is the question the works of william shakespeare are world renowned and thought to high school students around the globe william shakespeare was a 16 century poet and play write because of this many people argue that his works are not relevant in today’s modern society elements such as, young loves at the ages of 13 are used in his plays. If anniversaries are a good time for taking stock, shakespeare's 450th birthday on april 23 offers the perfect reason to ask about his plays and poems, and what the future may hold for them. Why do we still care about shakespeare by cindy tumiel f our hundred years have passed since william shakespeare penned his last play yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Also, the social issues of shakespeare's day which feature in the plays - class division, racism, sexuality, intolerance, the role and status of women, crime, war, death, disease - are still the burning issues in today's dysfunctional global society. Still, shakespeare most likely did not envision his works as fodder for high school english classes or inmates in distant centuries he was a man of his times, writing for his contemporaries on topics that were the hot-button issues of his day. William shakespeare's relevance today for as long as formal education has existed in britain it has been a largely standard assumption that teaching the works of william shakespeare is relevant and necessary.
Five reasons why shakespeare is still relevant the language is now archaic, 500 years since the plays were first performed in elizabethan england why is the average singaporean student still studying shakespeare today.
Shakespeare is hardly relevant today, with all the indecipherable old english, perplexing iambic pentameter, and allusions only fully accessible to the people of the 1600s -400 years ago most of his works have lost their meaning. Shakespeare uses this technique to develop his conceit throughout the sonnet for contemporary audiences love, beauty and death are concepts that people have to face and live with today shakespeare's sonnets help us understand these concepts.
Shakespeare is still relevant today because he is considered to be the greatest ever dramatist, prose writer and poet by many due to his rich language, complex characters and essential themes the themes of treachery, honor, bravery, love and political intrigue are still themes in the modern era. Humanities six reasons shakespeare remains relevant 400 years after his death usc professor helps to put the bard’s influence into perspective on the upcoming anniversary of his passing.