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Cinematic Translation of Shakespearean Tragedies, A

Synopsis
Experimental short. A series of six short films based on Shakespeare’s tragedies conceptualised by a variety of film genres: Othello (silent film), Romeo and Juliet (film noir), Hamlet (classic Hollywood motion picture), Macbeth (horror film), Antony and Cleopatra (a cult musical), Julius Caesar (a surrealist film).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No distributor or archive copy found (5/2009)

Credits

Director
Liz Tabish
Cinematographer
John Miller Mathew; Liz Tabish
Cast
James BristowHamlet
Ryan HendrixClaudius
Riley JantzenOctavius Caesar
Will HughesFriar Laurence
Ginny McCollomEmilia
Colin FleishackerTybalt
Nick LeyBenvolio
Shannon WernerCharmian

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra; Hamlet; King Lear; Macbeth; Othello; Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on film

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget $1,000.

Source: Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
History
First shown at the deadCENTER Film Festival, Oklahoma in June 2008.

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