Shakespeare Themed Films Next Week October 3rd -7th 2016

Shakespeare Themed Films Next Week October 3rd -7th 2016

Sep, 29 2016

~It’s true to say that William Shakespeare certainly knew how to write. His literature was filled with heroes and villains, imagination from his creative mind, romance and drama and above all the English language which he used with great skill and delivery.

When his work was developed into film it became a whole new concept and dramatised effectively by leading actors and actresses who no doubt began their career studying Shakespeare at college whilst simultaneously performing his work in plays across England.

Courtesy of the Preston Arts Society, beginning next week ( Monday 3rd October ) and concluding on the Friday ( October 7th 2016) comes a week of films that celebrates the genius of Shakespeare in all it’s pomp and circumstance.

Here is the schedule :-

* Monday 3rd October :- Twelfth Night :- A 1980 film and given a U certificate. Directed by Neil Armfield and  starring Felicity Kendall and Alec McCowen.

* Tuesday 4th October :- 2009’s Hamlet . Directed by Gregory Doran and starring Dr. Who’s David Tennant and Star Trek Actor Patrick Stewart.

* Wednesday 5th October :- The 2014 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. This is almost a three hour epic which starts John Light and Michelle Terry.

* Thursday 6th October :- Othello. The 1995 version is directed by Oliver Parker and stars well known actor Kenneth Branagh taking on the guise of Lago.

* Friday 7th October :- The week concludes with the marvellous Macbeth. Directed by Rupert Goold, a 2010 film and starring X- Men actor Patrick Stewart.

Each film commences between 7.30 and 7.45pm. It will take place at The Mitchell and Kenyon cinema which is in the Foster Building at UCLAN. Cost of admission is free and we look forward to your attendance at one or all of the specified evenings.

^Alex Ashworth