La fierecilla domada (The Taming of the Shrew)

Abad, Francisco 1979

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-fierecilla-domada/3189845/

TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on March 21, 1979.

Starring Teresa Rabal (Catalina), Carlos Ballesteros (Petruchio), Agustín González , Manuel Alexandre, Verónica Forqué

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Romeo y Julieta (Romeo and Juliet)

Páramo, José Antonio 1972

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https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-romeo-julieta/3196610/

Adapter or translator: José Antonio Páramo, based on a text by Antonio Valencia
TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on October 6, 1972.

Starring Ana Belén (Julieta), Tony Ibsert (Romeo), Agustín González, Carlos Lemos, Laly Soldevilla, Javier Loyola, Angela Capilla, José Guardiola, Rafael Guerrero, Mario Alex, Jose Carlos Plaza, Víctor Valverde (Teobaldo).

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Otelo (Othello)

Pérez Puig, Gustavo 1972

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-otelo/3193951/

Adapter or translator: Antonio Gala
TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on April 7, 1972.

Starring Alfredo Aclón (Otelo), Fernando Guillén (Iago), Maribel Martín (Desdémona), Manuel Galiana, Charo Soriano, Carlos Muñoz, Rosa de Alba, Alvaro de Luna, Manuel Vicenta, Jesús Tordesillos (Dux), Sancho Gracia

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

El sueño de una noche de verano (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

1971

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-sueno-noche-verano/2620054/

TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on April 16, 1971.

Starring Mónica Randall, Carlos Ballesteros, Alfonso del Real, Álvaro de Luna, María Luisa Merlo.

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

El mercader de Venecia (The Merchant of Venice)

Amalio López, Pedro 1967

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-mercader-venecia/867717/

Adapter and translator: José Méndez Herrera
TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on August 23, 1967.

Starring José Bódalo (Shylock), Gemma Cuervo (Porcia), Julio Núñez (Bassanio), Pablo Sanz (Antonio), Víctor Valverde (Lorenzo), Julia Trujillo (Nerissa), Marisa Paredes (Jessica)

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Julio César (Julius Caesar)

Amalio López, Pedro 1965

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https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-julio-cesar/861833/

Adapter or translator: José Méndez Herrera
TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on November 24, 1965.

Starring Ismael Merlo (Julio César), Arturo López (Marco Antonio), Luis Prendes (Bruto), Rafael Navarro (Casio), Gaby Álvarez (Calpurnia), Mayrata O’Wisiedo (Porcia)

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Las alegres comadres de Windsor (Merry Wives of Windsor)

Amalio López, Pedro 1971

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/teatro-en-el-archivo-de-rtve/teatro-siempre-alegres-comadres-windsor/3189918/

Adapter or translator: Pedro Amalio López
TV program (or series): “Teatro de siempre”
Aired on March 18, 1971.

Starring Jesús Puente (Falstaff), Luisa Sala, Florinda Chico, Alfonso del Real, José Carabias

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Ricardo III (Richard III)

Guerin Hill, Claudio 1967

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https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/teatro-en-el-archivo-de-rtve/teatro-siempre-ricardo-iii/3196558/

Adapter or translator: Claudio Guerin Hill, based on Antonio Gala’s version
TV program (or series): “Teatro de siempre”.
Aired on August 18, 1967.

Starring José María Prada (Ricardo III), Lola Cardona, Luisa Sala, Paco Morán, Gerardo Malla, Paloma San Basilio.

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

El rey Lear (King Lear)

Reyes, Marcos 1967

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/teatro-en-el-archivo-de-rtve/teatro-siempre-rey-lear/3189919/

Adapter or translator: Antonio Gala
Aired on May 12, 1967.

TV program (or series): “Teatro de siempre”
Starring Manuel Dicente (Lear), Asunción Sancho, María José Alfonso, Alicia Hermida, Jaime Blanch, Luis Peña.

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

La tragedia de Macbeth (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Amalio López, Pedro 1966

Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/estudio-1/estudio-1-macbeth/1770473/

Adapter or translator: Pedro Amalio López (free adaptation based on José María Rincón’s version)
TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on September 28, 1966.

Starring Francisco Piquer (Macbeth), Irene Gutiérrez Caba (Lady Macbeth), Tomás Blanco (Macduff), José María Escuer (Banquo), Julio Núñez (Malcolm).

 


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

RIII

Cardeña, Chema 2005

Rebellion arises from an otherwise peaceful world. Characters wander eternally in this war-torn world, telling their stories like specters. Peace comes after a long Civil War. Richard of Gloucester, a crippled and deformed man, observes how his brothers enjoy the power. He decides to follow a peculiar path to seize power. His excessive ambition leads him to the throne of England. RIII, adapted from Shakespeare’s history play, is a theatrical production with a minimalist stage set. The empty space on stage is filled gradually by nine characters who tell their own various stories. Read More

Locos X Romeo y Julieta

Conejero, Manuel Ángel 2012

The worldwide and so many times staged text of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is performed by a young theatre troupe. Alone on stage, without adults, Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Benvolio and the rest of friends that – we suppose – should be on stage, in fact are seen here as an urban tribe, will invade the setting in the same way as if they were in fair Verona. A setting where bodies are both set designs and objects, complements for the body, in the sequence of events for the actor. So we shall see the characters, celebrating their bodies and tender age, in a plaza, dancing, singing, fighting and “playing” to stage Romeo and Juliet, playing that they are going a bit crazy with their tasks. In this manner, clothed with the text and white robes, these young people will go Crazy for Romeo and Juliet (Locos X Romeo y Julieta). Read More

Romeo y Julieta

Zamit, Jose 2012

Romeo y Julieta, a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, produced by OFF Teatre and directed by José Zamit was performed on July 3, 2012 at the Teatro Olympia in Valencia, Spain. OFF Teatre, an alternative fringe drama school and theatre company founded by Rafael Cruz Izquierdo (Figueres, 1967 – Valencia, 2008) in 2003, has become the benchmark for the independent performing arts in the Valencian Community (Spain). This counter-cultural space, as originally conceived by Cruz, was created in response to those fundamental and collaborative ideas enacted by most European states during the consolidation of the EU at the beginning of the XXI century. Read More

La tempestad (The Tempest)

Garcini, Salvador 2011

This 2011 Mexican production of The Tempest, a joint venture involving Mexico’s National University (UNAM), National Institute for the Fine Arts (INBA), and Metroploitan University of Mexico City (UAM), served, among other things, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the play’s first staging.

By having the stage, film, and television actor, Ignacio López-Tarso starring in the show, the play attracted even wider audiences than usual. Fittingly, his casting as Prospero was to a large extent due to the fact that López-Tarso made it his personal priority to play the lead once more, and for the last time, in an UNAM production of a Shakespeare play, after having performed as King Lear in the 1980s, so as to close his involvement with what he himself terms “the finest theatre made in Mexico”. This 86 year-old man is considered to be one of the country’s finest actors; despite his age, his experience and distinct voice made a striking Prospero. Read More

Otelo (Othello)

Ríos, Claudia 2009

Claudia Ríos’ Othello (Hispanicized as Otelo) premiered at Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, at the main National University Campus in Mexico City, on February 14th 2009. Like every other Shakespeare production at the National University (UNAM), the play attracted a widely diverse audience: students from all schools, academics, critics, and keen theatregoers. The cast included the well‐known actresses from Mexican cinema and TV Ana de la Reguera (Desdemona) and Cecilia Suárez (Emilia). Read More

Noche de Reyes (Twelfth Night)

Azurmendi, Jorge 2011

Courtesy of FUNDACIÓN SHAKESPEARE ARGENTINA

Rabieta Productions presents Noche de Reyes – Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Adaptation and directed by Jorge Azurmendi

Cast (in order of appearance)

Mike Zubi (Singer)
Germán Tripel as Orsino
Leandro Bassano as Valentín
Santiago Almaraz as attendant
Nahuel Smith as attendant
Florencia Otero as Viola
Andrés Espinel as Sea Captain
Rita Terranova as Sir Toby
Ana María Castel as Maria
Rafael Aieta as Sir Andrew
Melania Lenoir as Feste, a Clown
Laura Azcurra as Olivia
Luz Kerz as Malvolio
Sebastián Suñe as Antonio
Felipe Colombo as Sebastian
Nicolás Larrain as Fabian

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Hamlet

Guerin Hill, Claudio 1970

This TV version of Hamlet was directed by Claudio Guerin Hill and released on 23 October 1970 by TVE (state-funded Spanish television broadcaster). Read More

Sueño de una noche de verano (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Faesler, Juliana 2009

An orchestra rehearsal frames the action of this multidisciplinary and contemporary approach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a joint production of the theater, music and dance departments of the Coordinación de Difusión Cultural UNAM. The scenery is extremely simple: chairs and music stands rest on a printed grass carpet. Aligning the chairs turns the actors into spectators; a musical‐chairs disposition evokes childhood games. Objects acquire symbolic meaning; for instance, musical stands roll around to mirror how apparently and equally simple it is to displace affections or play a different instrument. Read More

Como te guste (As You Like It)

García Lozano, Mauricio 2002

Mexican Director Mauricio García Lozano created the company “El Teatro del Farfullero” in order to provide young actors with early opportunities at highly quality, professional stage work. As You Like It was their project for late 2001 and early 2002. Five panels as a backdrop compose the simple, monochromatic, glum, and metallic scenery at starting. When Rosalind and Celia abandon the palace, the panels twist in order to transform into curved ramps that recreate the Forest of Arden—a strangely lively place, darkly so. Read More

El vano afán del amor (Love’s Labor’s Lost)

Caballero, José 2000

Director José Caballero takes Love’s Labor’s Lost to the beach. The pier, a wide-open sky, a multifunctional scaffold, fishing nets and beach towels set up this seaside Navarre. The flamboyant beachwear completes the nostalgic picture of a popular vacation venue. The robes in the beginning make the King and his court look like monks, yet underneath they wear shorts, striped shirts and Panama hats. The ladies wear glamorous 1950’s swimsuits with dress robes and matching hats that mock the gowns associated with princesses. The rest of the characters wear fisherman’s clothes, a sailor’s uniform, turn-of-the-century male swimsuits; Don Armado looks like a conquistador. His page, Mote, resembles characters from very popular Mexican sitcoms. His songs are also influenced by the traditional music from the coast of the state of Guerrero. Read More

Hamlet P’urhépecha

Arvide, Juan Carlos 1990 | 2 Comments

The translation and performance of Hamlet in the P’urhepecha language—still used by the native pre-Columbian ethnic group of the same name from the mid-west of what is now Mexico—is a fascinating example of how Shakespeare’s works can find its place and meaning in a culture that is radically different from that which produced them. The works of William Shakespeare have been staged in Mexico since the early Nineteenth Century. For instance, Hamlet was first staged in 1821, the year Mexico finally became independent from Spain. However, even nowadays, Shakespearean productions in Mexico sometimes rely on translations made in Spain, forcing performers and audiences to deal with a specific variety of a shared language that is not entirely their own. Read More

Macbeth

Rodríguez, Jesusa 2002

In her production of Macbeth, director Jesusa Rodríguez—a prolific Mexican artist, playwright and activist—links the play with several debates and fears of our time. This performance, intense and daring from the onset—although also very uneven, often pointlessly strident—opens with the lines “Macbeth has murdered sleep”. Insomnia and nightmares will become a central theme throughout the production: we see Lady Macbeth taking sleep pills, while Macbeth turns on the T. V. during the night. Three maids, who are later revealed to be the Weird Sisters, clean the bedroom of the couple and polish Macbeth’s shoes frantically, as if they intended to leave everything spotlessly clean, echoing Lady Macbeth’s obsession. Read More

Puck de una noche de verano

Díaz, Marcelo 1995

Directed in 1995 by Marcelo Díaz http://www.marcelodiaz.net/
Production of Teatro El Galpón

Cast
Puck – Juan Gentile
Helena – Alicia Alfonso
Demetrio – Diego Artucio
Lisandro – Sergio Lazzo
Hermia – Raquel Diana


Information provided by Raquel Diana

Ricardo 2 (Richard II)

Singer, Enrique 1996

In 1996 Director Enrique Singer—in charge of Teatro UNAM since 2008—brought a history play to the Mexican stage, which by then had seldom hosted any other but Richard III. The text is pared down to quite a short adaptation. The set is almost bare and dark. The floor’s uneven levels create a stairway with really large square platforms that, among other things, convey in visual terms the notion of subordination to the king, as well as the ascent and descent of rulers and politicians. Read More

Hamlet/La Metamorfosis

Rivas, Carlos 2011 | 2 Comments

In 2011, Carlos Rivas directed the production Hamlet/La Metamorfosis which starred awarding winning actress Gabriela Toscano as the melancholy prince driven to seek revenge for his father who visits Hamlet from beyond the grave to tell a treacherous tale about Hamlet’s uncle, the new king. Read More

Huapango

Lipkies, Ivan 2004

In this 2004 film, inspired by Otello, the classic from William Shakespeare, Ivan Lipkies takes the characters and places them in the Huasteca of Tamaulipas during the most important festival of the region. The story begins when young Julia, huapango national champion, announces her marriage to the distinguished and wealthy rancher Otilio, while James, his dance partner, driven by jealousy and spite, decides to take revenge on the newlyweds.

Cast

Alfredo Castillo as Felipe
Manuel Landeta as Santiago
Goretti Lipkies as Margarita
Lisset as Julia
Rafael Romero as Nacho
Alicia Sandoval as Belen
Alejandro Tommasi as Otilio
María Elena Velasco as Maestra de baile

 

For more information, visit IMDb.

Commentary on this film by Bardfilm: The Shakespeare and Film Microblog on 27 February 2020.