Shakespeare on Film: Richard III [S-14-53]

Presenter:Cynthia Coleman
Location: SUNY: Kellas 217
Classes: 4 Sessions 2.0 hours
Dates: Mon 2:30 PM 03/24, Wed 03/26, Mon 03/31, 04/07
Status: CLOSED

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Richard III is a consummate villain who is overwhelmingly attractive to both men and women and a great challenge to actors. We will observe how Laurence Olivier, Ian McKellen and Al Pacino confront the challenge.

Mark Coleman taught Shakespeare for a couple of decades at SUNY Potsdam. He made extensive use of films in his classes. He has taught SOAR classes on filmed versions of Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Hamlet.

WIKIPEDIA LINKS to Richard III: - the historical Richard III of England Richard III - 1955 British film adaptation of the play starring Lawrence Olivier as Richard III - 1995 film adaptation of the play starring Ian McKellen as Richard III - 1996 film "Looking for Richard" with Al Pacino as Richard III (and director)

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