Bringing His Stories to the Screen
A Digital Series
In partnership with the Coolidge Corner Theatre
Hosted by Coolidge Corner Theatre
The plays of Shakespeare have been translated into more than 100 languages, and his timeless stories have inspired great works in many art forms. CSC and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have reimagined Shakespeare’s work to create compelling cinema that is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago.
Each event in the series focuses on a particular film and includes a pre-recorded advance talk by a leading film critic, historian, or actor; and a follow-up conversation in which experts and audience members together can explore the themes in the films, and how the films relate to the original plays. One of the first films in the series is Ran, a 1985 reimagining of the story of King Lear, directed by renowned Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.
The series begins in January and runs once a month for four months. Specific films and dates TBA. Ticketing will be available in December.