Grab your popcorn because Shakespeare Hour LIVE! is heading to the movies! Tomorrow night, Simon and Drew will be joined by Shakespearean scholar Dr. Peter Holland, award-winning actor Dame Helen Mirren, and visionary director Julie Taymor for Shakespeare & Film, an in-depth discussion about the process of translating Shakespeare’s language to the most visual of mediums. From the landmark films of Akira Kurosawa (Throne of Blood, Ran), Orson Welles (Othello, Chimes at Midnight), and Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Henry V) to more recent adaptations by Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Henry V), Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet), Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), and Julie Taymor (Titus, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Shakespeare’s plays have proven to be a fertile source of cinematic imaginings.
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