“Give Every Man Thy Ear, But Few Thy Voice”: Our Look at Shakespeare-inspired Films

Posted in The Screening Room by - July 01, 2016

Shakespeare is one of the world’s great playwrights whose work has inspired countless film; some fantastic, others not so much. The Bard’s works have been the basis for imitation and creativity with many directors and screenwriters trying their hand at the master’s work. From Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet to the existential crisis Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the interpretations vary from faithful to wholly original. This month we’ll be taking a broad look at some of those interpretations and seeing how the Bard’s work has inspired so many to craft truly epic fiction. 

Along with films inspired by Shakespeare’s works, we’ll be looking at the controversial and maligned Ghostbusters remake.

Week 1

Friday: Get Over It

Saturday: As You Like It (1978)

Week 2

Monday Kulturecast: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Tuesday: Othello (1995)

Wednesday: Macbeth (2015)

Thursday Kulturecast: Coriolanus with film critic Ash Suri

Friday: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Saturday: Merchant of Venice (2004)

Week 3

Monday Kulturecast: Hamlet (1996)

Tuesday: Looking for Richard

Wednesday: Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday Kulturecast: Scotland, PA with film critic Ben Hanig

Friday: Men of Respect

Saturday: Hamlet (2009)

Week 4

Monday Kulturecast: Ran with film critic Oscar Moreno, podcaster Mike White, and Quinn Fleming

Tuesday: Chimes at Midnight  

Wednesday: O

Thursday Kulturecast: Ghostbusters with director Matt Campagna and film critic Ash Suri

Friday: Cymbeline

Saturday: Titus

Week 5

Monday Kulturecast: Richard the Third (1995) 

Tuesday: Macbeth (2010)

Wednesday: Im Juli

Thursday Kulturecast: The Tempest (2010) with writer Russ Linton

Friday: Strange Magic

Saturday: Throne of Blood

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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