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Shakespeare Forever: Shakespeare in Films


Shakespeare in Films. Presented by Marc Courtade          

 Program sponsored by the Great Neck Public Library in association with LIU Post

The works of William Shakespeare have provided rich subject matter for the world of film. There have been many  adaptations, some more successful than others. This talk accompanied by film clips will examine various examples of these adaptations from 1929 to the present day. Some are very stagey and others are marvelous film work. Some are very traditional and others modernize Shakespeare. Judgments are subjective; this talk will aim to let the viewers decide which are the most successful, and hopefully encourage you to explore these works on your own. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. (1.25 hours)