The Red Violin

Girard, F. 1998

Film in which Shakespeare is cited and an episode is set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read More

In Othello

Abel, Roysten 2003

A multicultural theater company in today’s New Delhi is staging a production of Shakespeare’s Othello. The director takes a bold step by casting an inexperienced small town actor as Othello. The new actor falls in love with the leading lady, who is also the director’s love-interest, and the two men become bitter rivals. Things become even more complicated as the actors’ theatrical personae start to seep into their lives outside the theater. Read More

Lear’s Daughters

Tse, David 2003 | One Comment

What happened to the three daughters of King Lear before they made their entrances in Shakespeare’s classic? Yellow Earth Theatre presents this seminal work exploring the formative years in three young women’s lives. Read More

King Lear

Tse, David 2006 | 4 Comments

Lear hands over control of his global business empire to his daughters. In his Shanghai penthouse, he asks them to justify their inheritance. The older sisters flatter their father in elegant Chinese but English educated Cordelia, no longer fluent in her father’s tongue, says “Nothing” and the loss of face sends Lear into a spiral of fury and madness. Read More

Tombstone

Cosmatos, George P. 1993

An excerpt from the Saint Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V is performed by Mr. Fabian, played by Billy Zane, during the film. Read More

Elsinore

Lepage, Robert 1997

Elsinore is based on Hamlet. Created and directed by Robert Lepage. Performed by Peter Darling. Sets by Carl Fillion.

Detailed performance record for this production can be found at the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare website.

The script for Elsinore is available from this webpage.

Prince of the Himalayas

Hu, Sherwood 2006

PRINCE OF THE HIMALAYAS is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. Prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father’s mysterious death and returns home to find his uncle has taken the throne–and the widowed queen. Read More