Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 2. Wednesday, 2 Jan 1991.
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 91 22:18:33 EST
Subject: Spinoff Films
For those still tracking Shakespearean spinoffs, especially
Laurence Schimel at Yale, here are a few cinematic ones I don't
believe we've mentioned, from a *Toronto Star* piece this past
Paul Mazursky's 1982 film, *Tempest*: "John Cassavetes
plays a disgruntled New York architect who decides to chuck
his life of luxury and move to a deserted, sun-splashed Greek
island with his teenage daughter (Molly Ringwald), girlfriend
(Susan Sarandon), and low-life servant (Raul Julia)."
Orson Welles' 1967 film, *Chimes at Midnight*, also known as
*Falstaff* (?): Welles "...manages to stitch together elements of
five Shakespearean plays.... Drawing heavily from *Henry IV,
Parts 1 and 2*, Welles offers a personal and highly
idiosyncratic look at Elizabethan England from its lighthearted
taverns to its back alleys of decay."
University of Toronto