Preview: The Bard at the Michigan Theater
Starting tonight, Monday, February 1, the Michigan Theater presents a film series dedicated to the work of William Shakespeare. [http://www.michtheater.org/bard/|The Bard] will celebrate Shakespeare’s works through a range of film adaptations of his plays. Alongside the more traditional performances interpreted by [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1187651|Laurence Olivier] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1297288|Kenneth Branagh], you’ll find remixes of Shakespeare’s works that cross the barriers of culture and time, such as [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1204796|West Side Story].
The lineup of films selected for The Bard reveals the flexibility of Shakespeare’s writing, and celebrates the universal themes explored through his timeless plays. If you’re new to Shakespeare, a lifelong fan, or if you haven’t thought about him since high school, any one of these films would be an excellent way to experience classic Shakespearean storytelling.
Audrey Huggett is a Public Library Associate at AADL.
Most of the films will be screened on Monday nights at 7 pm, with the exception of Romeo + Juliet which will be showing on Saturday, February 13th. Take a look at the [http://www.michtheater.org/bard/|Michigan Theater's website] for the full series schedule.