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Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare's plays and poetry have inspired everything from artwork to movie adaptations. Find out which composers took inspiration from the great playwright, creating some brilliant classical music in its own right.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Verdi was a rather miserable soul. Of his 26 operas, this was only the second comedy. It's another one of Boito (pictured) and Verdi's collaborations, adapted from The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV.
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