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Shakespeare Movies on TV--July
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1185  Thursday, 7 July 2005

From:           Patty Winter <
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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Jul 2005 13:44:47 -0700
Subject:        Shakespeare Movies on TV--July

July seems to have gotten away from me! Sorry this is several days late,
but there's still plenty of stuff to catch, including two different
versions of the season-appropriate "A Midsummer Night's Dream." There's
also the Vincent Price movie "Theater of Blood" that was mentioned here
recently.

U.S. listings first, then a few tidbits for Canadians...

Bad Sleep Well, The (Kurosawa updates Hamlet); IFC: July 8, 28

Forbidden Planet (The Tempest in outer space); Sundance: July 15, 18, 26

Hamlet (Gibson); HBO: July 15; HBO Signature: July 11, 23

Looking for Richard (Al Pacino and friends examine "Richard III" from
all angles); IFC: July 16, 17, 20, 21, 31

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cagney/de Havilland); TCM: July 15

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Duncan/Jennings); IFC: July 11, 16, 21, 27

Much Ado About Nothing; TMC: July 19, 20, 25, 26, 31

Othello (Fishburn/Branagh/Jacob); HBO Signature: July 9, 13, 22, 24, 28

Romeo and Juliet (Whiting/Hussey); Encore Love: July 17, 21, 29; Encore
Drama: July 13, 19

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (gobs of WS quotes, many of them
spoken by Christopher Plummer, who plays the Klingon General Chang);
Cinemax: July 24

Theater of Blood (An actor exacts revenge on critics by carrying out
Shakespearean murder scenes. Vincent Price); Showtime: July 9

Twelfth Night (Bonham Carter/R. Grant); IFC: July 16, 17

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (Di Caprio/Danes); HBO Family: July
10, 11, 16, 19. 20/21, 29; HBO2: July 6, 23, 26


And in Canada:

William Shakespeare: "A Life of Drama"; Biography Canada: July 7

Shakespeare in Love; Showcase: July 11/12

Mark Twain's "Is Shakespeare Dead?"; Bravo Canada: July 27

Enjoy!

Patty

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