Shakespeare on Film

Courtesy The Library Foundation of Los Angeles


Past Event
free, resv. required

Location Info:

L.A. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA  90071
In conjunction with its film series, Lost & Found at the Movies, and current exhibit, "America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West," the Central Library explores the relationship between the world’s most popular playwright and world’s most popular medium. Sundance Film Festival senior programmer John Nein traces the history of screen adaptations of the Bard dating back to the silent film era. Nein will be joined by actor Alfred Molina, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who has starred in Kenneth Branagh’s 2006 As You Like It and Julie Taymor’s 2010 The Tempest. The evening also includes the Improvised Shakespeare Company, a resident show at Largo and iO Chicago, live-dubbing to a screening of a Shakespearean movie.


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