I've watched 2 out of the four episodes in a BBC series called Shakespeare Retold (Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth). Each play is done in modern times and is stripped of the Shakespearean language. You'd think that would leave a hollow shell; instead, you experience the characters and plots laid bare. Which exposes how BIZARRE the plots can be, yet how even within strange set-ups, the responses and changes the characters navigate are profoundly true.
Of course I got the DVD from the library only because James McAvoy is in the retelling of The Scottish Play (I'll watch anything with him in it). They set Macbeth in a kitchen with McAvoy as The Scottish Chef, Duncan as the restaurant owner and Duncan's son as an underling learning the trade from McAvoy. The witches are three quirky men in a dump truck. The Chef's wife is the hostess and goads him into killing Duncan. Watching everyone descend from a busy, intense, yet happy kitchen into darkness is awful.
None of these substitute for reading or, better yet watching, an actual Shakespeare play, but they are great as a supplement before diving into the linguistic gymnasium of one of Shakespeare's plays.