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July 18, 2017

Shot on video – 1:133 screen ratio in 1979 – staged in totally black theater-in-the-round. Within the limitations of shooting in this setting, Philip Casson has taken full advantage of cine-technique, making great use of close-ups. He often asks actors to deliver lines...

July 13, 2017

MACBETH – directed by Justin Kurzel – Macbeth by Michael Fassbender – Lady Macbeth by Marion Cotillard. Of the five directors I reviewed in this project Kurzel’s interpretation is the most gory, with blood leaking out of every pour and body parts littering the landscap...

July 11, 2017

Proving, once again, that incorporating cinematic technique can make any of Shakespeare’s plays more understandable and enjoyable, Polanski, brings formally off stage violence to the front, and has directed a visually stunning interpretation of one of the Bard’s most v...

July 8, 2017

MACBETH – ORSON WELLS – 1948 - movie Adapted from a 1643 play by William Shakespeare. - A really nice touch was in the final act, when Malcolm was crowned King, Welles inserted a cut-a-way to the murdered Banquo’s young son, Fleance, holding a small crown… as foretold...

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