Filming Shakespeare Webinar

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We’ve been enjoying the first Shakespeare Film Festival here in Stratford-upon-Avon. It concludes on Sunday evening with a special showing of Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V at The Stratford Picture House.

In part characterising the Film Festival have been the pre- and post-show talks by Shakespearians, film practioners, and experts.

Join us for a free webinar, Filming Shakespeare next Friday 26 October at 4.00pm (British Summer Time). I’ll be chairing a conversation with Shakespeare film expert, Professor Russell Jackson of the University of Birmingham. Russell has worked with Kenneth Branagh as a textual advisor on all of his Shakespeare films, and has unique insights to share. Professor Stanley Wells, who has also published on Shakespeare on film, will be joining in the discussion, too.

As part of the event we’ll be showing a specially recorded message by Kenneth Branagh which he has just sent to us as patron of the Shakespeare Film Festival.

Thank you to Cambridge University Press for sponsoring this webinar. Their related titles include:

Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film, second edition ed. Russell Jackson
Filming Shakespeare’s Plays, ed. by Tony Davies and Stanley Wells
Shakespeare Films in the Making, by Russell Jackson
Shakespeare on Silent Film, by Judith Buchanan
A History of Shakespeare on Screen, 2nd edition, by Kenneth Rothwell
Shakespeare Survey 39

You can join the webinar by clicking here. Hope you can make it! But, as always, it will be recorded and sit within bloggingshakespeare as an on-going resource.

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Author:Paul Edmondson

Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_edmondson
  • mdoness

    Thanks, enjoyed the webinar this week… even if it was through many dropouts while travelling by bus and train …The last slide was about the film competition …. do you have any details/copy of this so i can start whipping up enthusiasm – or are you waiting until an official launch

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