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Extracts From 100 Shakespeare Films"West Side Story" + 10 Things I Hate About You" by Daniel Rosenthal

West Side Story (1961)

US, 1961 – 153 mins 

West Side Story magically transmutes Romeo and Juliet’s dramatic momentum and rich verse into the wit and longing of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics, Leonard Bernstein’s pulsating music and the poetry in motion of Jerome Robbins’ choreography.  1,451 more words

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The Wars of the Roses. The final three parts of the BBC's The Hollow Crown.


The Wars of the Roses, the final section of the BBC’s The Holllow Crown season is beautifully done. There are some fine performances from a great cast that you will never see together on stage and some well judged and beautiful cinematography. 872 more words

Shakespeare On Film.

Workshop: Shakespeare, Here & Elsewhere

Join Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast) for a workshop on Shakespeare and world cinema, among other things.

Saturday, 14th May, 2.00 pm – Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoighaire… 46 more words

Shakespeare 400: The Complete Walk and Shakespeare Live! (RSC)

The 23rd April is both St George’s Day and the anniversary of both the birth and death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), and as we have now reached 400 years since the poet/playwright’s death, both the Globe Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company have created projects which happened this weekend. 787 more words


Watching The Merry Wives of Windsor

First of all, Happy Birthday to Shakespeare!  It’s not certain that April 23 is his exact birth date, but it’s presumed as such, based on baptism records.  1,159 more words