Sunday, November 1, 2015

November DVD Spotlight: Shakespeare on Film

This month, we're featuring some of the many manifestations of the Bard on the big screen.  We've got the classic adaptations by the great actor/director Laurence Olivier (his Richard III (1955) is particularly noteworthy), as well as the innovative modern versions by actor/director Kenneth Branagh, including his rousing and atmospheric Henry V (1989).  Interested in a re-telling of one of Shakespeare's plays in a new setting?  Check out the classic musical West Side Story (1961), based on Romeo and Juliet, or Akira Kurosawa's samurai saga Throne of Blood (1957), based on Macbeth.

Other featured titles include:

Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet (1996)
Macbeth (1948)
Othello (1952)
Tempest (1982)

Check one out today, before thou art too late.

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