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Arditezza

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PostSubject: Shakespeare Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:38 pm

So at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this year, they are doing an adaptation of Homer's Iliad, and brilliantly are performing it in a oral tradition type format, with one actor under a tent as the narrator.

I wish I had the time to go see this because I am a fan of Dennis O'Hare;
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/nyregion/an-iliad-a-one-man-take-on-homers-classic-comes-to-the-hudson-valley.html?_r=0

http://hvshakespeare.org/whats-playing/an-iliad.html

I urge anyone who is in the area to see it.  It got good reviews when it was in NY Theater Workshop;
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/theater/reviews/an-iliad-at-new-york-theater-workshop.html

I would love to attend, or hear anyone's opinion if they do choose to go.

I love Ancient Greek plays and Epics... I'm sorry I'll miss out.
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PostSubject: Macbeth - BBC TV Drama Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:51 am

My favorite Shakespeare play, with Nicol Williamson as Macbeth.

Subtitles provided make it accessible for students, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Shakespeare Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:28 pm

This is brilliant, thank you for sharing it.

My favourite is 'Twelfth Night' or 'What You Will' and I particularly like Helen Mirren as Viola from 1969.  Feste played by Tommy Steele and Sir Alec Guiness as Malvolio!

The best bit starts at 38:30 betwixt Viola as Cesario speaking with Orsino about the love between man and woman. But that's the romantic in me.



I like it because of the nuances of balance between women and men, and the clear problems that not being in balance can manifest.

My second favourite is David Tennant as Hamlet. It's the only time that I've ever felt like someone was talking directly to me in a film. His monologues are amazing.



I love Hamlet for it's maleness. Fraternity, father and son, heroes and cowards.
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