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King Lear (Korol Lir, USSR (Russian) 1971)

(This post is written by Shabanah Fazal and posted by Roy Stafford)

King Lear is Shakespeare’s tale of an ageing monarch who makes a spectacular error of judgement by dividing his kingdom through a ‘love trial’ of his three daughters, unleashing chaos in the land. 1,535 more words

Literary Adaptations

Heritage Day at the Hebden Bridge Picture House

“This year, from 7-10 September, Heritage Open Days is back to shine a light on England’s fascinating historic places. This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, offering you the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences all for free.”

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British Cinema

Adapting Philip K. Dick

This blog isn’t too concerned about US TV series, but we are interested in co-productions, particularly when they involve the work of Phil K. Dick, a literary hero for many in Europe. 757 more words

Literary Adaptations

The Limehouse Golem (UK 2016)

The Limehouse Golem is a fascinating film for several reasons. It seems to have divided audiences and overall its box office performance has been ‘soft’ for Lionsgate in the UK (albeit on one of the worst weekends of the year for the cinema b.o.). 948 more words

British Cinema

Adaptations Everywhere

They’re everywhere. Every time I read a story about a new show or miniseies it appears to have been adapted from a book. I’m trying to figure out if this has been the case for decades or if I’m just more aware of it now. 82 more words

My Cousin Rachel (UK-US 2017)

It’s an odd coincidence that this ‘re-adaptation’ of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel should arrive in UK cinemas so soon after Lady Macbeth. I went to see… 1,089 more words

British Cinema

Double Feature #15 - Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations

You would be forgiven for wondering if I’d switched to a book blog today, but no, I’m just doing a couple of literary adaptations. I haven’t really gone into literary adaptations as a theme, and it seemed like a good time. 3,922 more words

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