I think that this film specifically depicted a true adaptation with little change. While certain obvious parts of the play changed, much of the play- especially the plot-line and dialogue- remained the same. However, set in a modern setting, the original plot-line and dialogue transform to truly depict Shakespeare’s perspective and views in a contemporary environment. This change-in-scenerary really raises the questions of how an artist can change and correspond to newer timeperiods, or if some aspects of his work should remain in the past.
Given our recent discussions surrounding our adaptation to Much Ado About Nothing, it is apparent that we are going to revise and change portions of the setting, dialogue, and even plot. In my opinion, this 2012 adaptation provides an example of an adaptation with ultimately little artistical difference than Shakespeare’s original work. While I found it enjoyable at points and overall a solid adaptation, I think that it is a great idea that we are embracing changes and revisions to our adaption.