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Images of Shakespeare

Synopsis
Teaching pack focusing different adaptations of Shakespeare plays. Examines Shakespeare’s language, imagery in the written text and images through filmic language, the way the plays and films combine different elements, and the repackaging of Shakespeare on film for a modern audience. Video clips include Baz Luhrmann’s WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET, Roman Polanski’s MACBETH, Orson Welles’s MACBETH, Laurence Olivier’s RICHARD III, Richard Loncraine’s RICHARD III, Trevor Nunn’s TWELFTH NIGHT, Al Pacino’s LOOKING FOR RICHARD and Franco Zeffirelli’s ROMEO AND JULIET and HAMLET.
Series
Screening Shakespeares
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
57 mins
Availability
Sale

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
cinema; drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on film

Notes

Documentation
Accompanying 75-page text.
Uses
Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level English and media studies.

Sponsor

Name

Barclays Bank

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Film Education

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Producer of DVDs, CD-ROMs and online resources relating to individual feature films and the film industry, aimed at students studying Media Studies within the National Curriculum. Most of the resources are free to schools.

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