Renaissance Literature Movies & Media Adaptations

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Don Quixote was adapted as a television movie in 2000 by Hallmark Entertainment. It was directed by Peter Yates and starred John Lithgow as Don Quixote and Bob Hoskins as Sancho Panza. The movie is available through Turner Network Television (TNT).

Hamlet was adapted by Pilgrim Pictures as a classic 1948 film, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier in the title role. Today, it is available from Universal-International distributors. Several of Shakespeare's plays, under the following titles, have been adapted for film by Kenneth Branagh serving as writer and director: Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Hamlet (1996), In the Bleak Midwinter (1995, also known as A Midwinter's Tale), Much Ado about Nothing (1993), and Henry V (1989). Branagh also stars in the first two and the last two of these productions.

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince was adapted to an audiocassette, entitled Prince, and was published by Blackstone Audiobooks in 1997.

Sir Thomas More's Utopia was adapted to...

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