Welles, Woody, Branagh & the Bard
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1127 Thursday, 12 November 1998.
From: Marion K Morford
Date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 1998 16:56:50 +0000
Subject: Welles, Woody, Branagh & the Bard
The other day I saw a re-release of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" (and
saw previews of Woody Allen's "Celebrity" featuring Kenneth Branagh) and
it struck me that Welles and Branagh both were iconoclasts who shared a
fascination with "treatments" of Shakespeare. Has anyone done an indepth
comparison of these two interpreters of Shakespeare?
Has Woody Allen done any Shakespeare?
Does anyone know of reviews of "Chimes at midnight" - Welles' narrative
f the life and adventures of Falstaff as compiled from several plays.
Cheers to all,
PS At a bookstore today I found a summary of "I love Lucy" with an
excerpt from an episode where Lucy meets Orson Welles which inspires her
to recite, what else...lines from Romeo & Juliet. Pop culture redux.