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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.
Written and directed by Peter Greenaway, 'Prospero's Books' is a film adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', with a soundtrack by Michael Nyman. As well as the jagged jazzy rhythms of 'Prospero's Curse' and the tranquil 'Where the bee sucks, the film is also known for its extramusical content - the extensive use of nudity and animation are two notable features.
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