On this six-week course, we'll explore a range of screen adaptations of Shakespeare's plays including:

  • hit musical West Side Story - based on Romeo and Juliet
  • samurai epic Throne of Blood - inspired by Macbeth
  • teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You - adapted from The Taming of the Shrew
  • sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet - reimagining of The Tempest
  • Bollywood thriller Haider - reworked from Hamlet

We'll watch clips from the films, take part in group activities and discuss how the films attempt to engage audiences indirectly with Shakespeare's plays.

10 Things I Hate About You © Touchstone PicturesWednesdays 8, 15, 22, 29 March and 5 April 2017 at 7-9pm
: Clips, activities and discussions

Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 6-9pm
: Full screening of Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj's 2014 Hindi adaptation of Hamlet

Tutor is 1623 artistic director Ben Spiller, accompanied by 1623 learning assistant Samuel Thorogood.

All sessions take place at QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS.

Previous Cinematic Shakespeare courses have focused on Shakespeare's Tragedies (2016), Shakespeare's Comedies (2015), Directors of Shakespeare (2014) and History of Cinema (2013).

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