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As one of the most stress-tested canons in storytelling history, there’s no room left for ‘revolutionary’ Shakespeare adaptations. If there ever was. A stark case in point is Spielberg’s recent West Side Story, which remains strikingly true to the framework of Romeo and Juliet despite being a 2021 rework of a 1961 cinematic rework of a 1957 stage rework, all of which radically shifted the cultural context of the 16th century original. Shakespeare serves not as a vehicle for exploring…