Peter Holland discusses Shakespeare on film, with Helen Mirren and Julie Taymor

Author: James Comerford

Peter Holland, McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame, joins a wide-ranging discussion about Shakespeare on film, hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company

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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. Join our all-star guests for an in-depth discussion of the process of translating Shakespeare’s language to the most visual of mediums.

Guests: Dr. Peter Holland (McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies, University of Notre Dame; former Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon); Dame Helen Mirren (Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, and Olivier Award-winning actor); and Julie Taymor (Tony Award-winning director, THE LION KING; Will Award honoree)

Episode 17 of Shakespeare Hour LIVE! is generously sponsored by Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

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