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Thank you to eleven-year old student Ava and her mother for using the Contact form to send a recommendation for this site’s Website Resource page! Ava was doing research for a school paper about Shakespeare when she found HalloweenCostumes.com, which hosts a very good page on Shakespeare! Ava’a interest in Shakespeare was sparked when she and her parents saw the musical Something Rotten! on Broadway. The title, of course, is drawn from Act 1 Scene 4 of Hamlet. Something Rotten! is the latest in a list of Broadway musicals based on the Bard’s works The Boys from Syracuse (Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet), The Lion King (Hamlet) and others. In addition to the movie versions of these musicals, other non-musical movie adaptions of Shakespeare works have enjoyed success. Among the most popular are Ran (King Lear) and Forbidden Planet (The Tempest).