William Shakespeare is one of, if not the most well known writer in history. Shakespeare’s texts are read across the world, taught in schools, performed in the original, traditional working conditions and adapted in to modern plays and films. Throughout time his immortal texts have been developed in to modern masterpieces and have reflected the modern, contemporary, social and political concerns of their time as well as displaying those of the current. Shakespeare’s plays still attract the large audiences they did when they were first performed and film makers are constantly finding new ways to attract varied audiences to an adaptation of one of his instantly recognisable plays. Although, are the issues raised in his work still relevant to us today? How have modern film-makers adapted Shakespeare’s work to suit a wide and varied demographic? As an audience adapting to an ever changing society; do we look for more than just the traditional story line or do we want new and unique adaptations depending on the demographic we fit in to?