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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.
Korngold, known for his film scores, was also a big Shakespeare fan. He wrote his 'Much Ado About Nothing' incidental music in 1918-1919, reorchestrated Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 1935, and composed his 'Four Shakespeare Songs' in 1937-41.
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