Othellos, Cyprus Theatre Organization

Charalambous, Nikos 2010

Translated into Greek and directed by Nikos Charalambous for the Cyprus Theatre Organization. Performed at Latsia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia, Cyprus, 27 November 2010, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of Cyprus as an independent Republic on 16 August 1960, after eighty two years of British rule. Read More

Hamlet Gliwicki

Lachmann, Piotr (Peter) 2006

Hamlet from Gliwice. A Rehearsal or a Touch through the Pane by Lothe Lachmann Videotheatre “Beyond.” Based on Hamlet, with excerpts from the works of twentieth-century Polish playwrights Stanislaw Rozewicz and Helmut Kajzar. Read More

La tempesta

Strehler, Giorgio (1921-1997) 1977-78 and 1983-84

An Italian adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Giorgio Strehler in 1983. Read More

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)

Taviani, Paolo and Vittorio 2011

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s docudrama about real-life convicts staging Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Winner of the Golden Bear for best film at the 62nd Berlinale.

Production: KaosCinematografica and Rai Cinema

Distribution: RaiTrade

 

Sogno di una notte d’estate

Salvatores, Gabriele 1983

Cast: Flavio Bucci, Gianna Nannini, Alberto Lionello, Erica Blanc, Giuseppe Cederna, Alessandro Haber and others.

Music by Mauro Pagani

King LeoR

de Berardinis, Leo (1939-2008) 1996

King LeoR (1996) is a documentary about the making of King Lear, directed by Leo de Berardinis (1939-2008) who was an innovative director and actor of the Italian theatre. Read More

Un Amleto di meno

Bene, Carmelo (1937-2002) 1972

Director, screenplay, scenography, costumes, music-collage: Carmelo Bene Cinematography: Mario Masini Editing: Mauro Contini First cameraman: Maurizio Scansani Make-up: Gloria Fava

Production: Anna Maria Papi for Donatello Cinematografica Production director: Rodolfo Frattaioli The labyrinths at Elsinore are by Alberto Paoli   Carmelo Bene (Amleto), Lydia Mancinelli (Kate, first actress at Elsinore), Alfiero Vincenti (Claudio, King of Denmark), Luigi Mezzanotte (Laerte), Franco Leo (Orazio), Pippo Tuminelli (Polonio), Sergio Di Giulio (William, ‘capocomico’ or lead actor and  manager of the theatre company at Elsinore), Isabella Russo (Ofelia, ‘a prototype of Ophelia’), Luciana Cante (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark) Read More

Che cosa sono le nuvole? (What are the clouds?)

Pasolini, Pier Paolo 1968

The film was shot as one of the episodes in Capriccio all’italiana (Italy, 1968; producer Dino De Laurentiis) The actors: Totò (Jago), Ninetto Davoli (Otello), Laura Betti (Desdemona), Franco Franchi (Cassio), Ciccio Ingrassia (Roderigo), Adriana Asti (Bianca), Carlo Pisacane (Brabanzio). The Italian popular singer Domenico Modugno is the ‘immondezzaro’ or dustman, while the writer Francesco Leonetti, co-founder with Pasolini and Roberto Roversi of the journal Officina in 1955, plays in the film as the puppeteer Read More

Le duel d’Hamlet

Maurice, Clément 1900

Director:
Clément Maurice
Writer:
William Shakespeare (play)
Stars:
Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier and Suzanne Seylor

Hamlet: The Drama of Revenge

Gade, Svend 1920

Released in 1920, Svend Gade’s Hamlet: The Drama of Revenge stars Danish actress Asta Nielsen in the title role. Made in Germany, this 78 minute black and white silent film with English subtitles presents us with a Hamlet who, though actually a woman, is raised as a young man. The cast also includes Eduard von Winterstein, Mathilde Brandt, Anton de Verdier, Lilly Jacobssen, Hans Junkermann, Heinz Steida, Paul Conradi, and Fritz Achterberg.

Sen noci svatojánské (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Trnka, Jiří 1959

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Czech: Sen noci svatojánské) is a 1959 Czechoslovak animated film directed by Jiří Trnka. It is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. An English-language dubbed version was made with narration by Richard Burton. Read More