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Kurosawa Shakespeare Adaptations on TV and the Big

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0106  Thursday, 11 March 2010

From:         Patty Winter < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         March 5, 2010 10:09:17 PM EST
Subject:      Kurosawa Shakespeare Adaptations on TV and the Big Screen

The Turner Classic Movies channel (available in the U.S. and Canada) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa's birth by airing a slew of his films this month--including all of his Shakespeare-related movies.

"Throne of Blood," his retelling of "Macbeth," will air on Tuesday, March 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

His stunning film "Ran," based on "King Lear," can be seen on Tuesday, March 30th, at 1:45 a.m. ET. (TCM's schedule seems to run from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., so I think that's actually the morning of March 31st.)

And "The Bad Sleep Well," which is not a direct adaptation of Shakespeare but has some Hamlet-ian overtones, will be shown on Tuesday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

More information at:

 http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article/?cid=290029

Those of you who live on the San Francisco Peninsula can instead choose to see all three movies on the big screen at the Stanford Theatre, which is doing its own Kurosawa festival all month. "Bad" and "Throne" are on a double bill March 17-19, and "Ran" will end the festival on March 27-30. Details here:

 http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/stf/calendars/Kurosawa.html

Patty

[Editor's Note: Apologies for tardiness. I've had a difficult week. --Hardy]

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