The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.2046 Tuesday, 13 December 2005
Date: Saturday, 10 Dec 2005 19:42:57 -0500
Subject: TCM Shakespeare Film Festival
Two stand-outs are the 1912 silent Cleopatra and the Stuart Burge
Othello (out of print and only on vhs in the US). MND is only on vhs
too, so this is a chance to TiVo it and make your own DVD.
Turner Movie Channel
December 14 Wednesday Shakespeare
Silent Shakespeare (1908) A collection of seven silent shorts based on
the plays of William Shakespeare, including King John (1899), King Lear
(1910) and Richard III (1911). 89m.
Cleopatra (1912) In this silent film, Cleopatra shakes the Roman Empire
with her legendary affair with Marc Antony. Helen Gardner, Pearl
Sindelar, Harley Knoles. D: Charles Gaskill. 88m.
Othello (1922) In this silent film, a famed general is led astray by
jealousy and an evil underling. Emil Jannings, Lya De Putti, Werner
Krauss. D: Dimitri Buchowetzki. BW 80m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) Shakespeare's classic about two pairs
of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies. James
Cagney, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney. D: Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle.
BW 143m. CC
As You Like It (1936) Film version of Shakespeare's comedy of a young
woman who disguises herself as a man to win the attention of the one she
loves. Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner, Henry Ainley. D: Paul
Czinner. BW 96m.
Romeo And Juliet (1936) Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from
feuding families. Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore. D:
George Cukor. BW 125m. CC DVS
Julius Caesar (1953) An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's classic
about Julius Caesar's assassination and its aftermath. Marlon Brando,
James Mason, John Gielgud. D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW 121m. CC DVS
Henry V (1944) Shakespeare's tale of the warrior king who learns the
meaning of heroism during a daring invasion of France. Sir Laurence
Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks. D: Sir Laurence Olivier C 137m.
Hamlet (1948) The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to
prove his uncle murdered his father. Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie,
Jean Simmons. D: Laurence Olivier. BW 154m.
Othello (1965) A famed general convinces himself that his wife is
unfaithful. Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith. D: Stuart
Burge. C 166m. LBX
Orson Welles: The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice (1952) The
legendary Moor of Venice battles his growing suspicions that his wife is
unfaithful. Orson Welles, Michael MacLiammoir, Suzanne Cloutier. D:
Orson Welles. BW 93m.
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