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10 TV Shows You Probably Didn’t Know Were Based on Shakespeare Plays

Today’s TV shows can get a little crazy when it comes to the dramatics, but even the new millenium’s most talented writers ain’t got nothing on the original King of Drama. We’re talking about good ol’ Willy Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s plays were filled with romance, murderer and insane plot twists — which is exactly why so many TV series have been based off of his timeless stories.

Originally published December 2015. Updated April 2017.

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