April 17: Shakespeare

Kay Smith, Professor of English, College of Charleston

Four Presents for Shakespeare’s Birthday. A discussion of four “Shakespeare” films that are among the best of the many versions of Shakespeare’s plays on film:

“Much Ado About Nothing” (dir. Joss Whedon, 2012)

“Richard III” (dir. Richard Lonzcraine, 1995)

“Macbeth” (1978)

“Shakespeare Behind Bars” (2005, a powerful documentary of men in a Kentucky state prison working on their performance of “The Tempest.” )