My niece and nephew are visiting (pre-teens).
I bet you've often wondered, what it would be like having a Bardiac for an aunt, eh?
I let them stay up until after 11pm, watching a movie...
Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. And this was after we'd read a couple sonnets together. (At least it wasn't Titus!)
Yep, wild times at the BardiacShack (tm).
What other Shakespeare films might be good choices for kids?
Review time: that play feels almost perfectly timed on stage, but in the movie, it feels like the Beatrice Benedick stuff doesn't have time to develop.
And seriously, could the nightwatch stuff be less effective than in that film? Bleargh.