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Coriolanus (2011)

TweetI saw the Ralph Fiennes-directed movie of “Coriolanus” several weeks ago, in one of our local art-movie theaters. I had never seen the play performed, and had never read it, though I did read a detailed summary ahead of time. … Continue reading

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In which I watch “Hamlet” starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart

TweetA friend of mine who works for a British company had to spend a few months in England at one time.  Lucky woman, she was able to see David Tennant as Hamlet, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, live and in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It

TweetWatching Helen Mirren in “The Tempest” got me in the mood for more Shakespeare. I’ve loved Kenneth Branagh’s movie adaptations since his “Henry V,” which I saw in the theater four or five times, and I have been collecting his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Julie Taymor’s The Tempest

TweetWhen I first heard that there was to be a movie of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” with Helen Mirren playing the lead role (Prospera rather than Prospero), I nearly screamed with excitement. That was before it actually came out in … Continue reading

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