Shakespeare on Film and Video
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 124. Saturday, 6 June 1992.
From: Lars Engle <
Date: Saturday, June 6, 1992, 10:27:14 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 3.0120 RE: SHK 3.0119 Branagh *Henry V*
Comment: RE: SHK 3.0120 RE: SHK 3.0119 Branagh *Henry V*
In response to the question about whether there are convincing and
powerful versions of Shakespeare plays on film or video, let me cite
two that seem pretty wonderful to me: Moshinsky's *All's Well* in the BBC
Shakespeare and Janet Suzman's video version of *Othello* at the Market
Theatre in Johannesburg. Moshinsky's showed me that *All's Well* is
probably the Shakespearean comedy closest to my sentiments about social
flexibility and distributions of energy and aggressivity across gender
lines -- for me, it's a play tailored to the interests of our moment, and
I certainly didn't think that before I viewed that video.