Shakespeare on Film

2091678577_hamlet_1-scaledIn association with the University of Edinburgh, Filmhouse is proud to present a varied programme of Shakespeare adaptations by great filmmakers. Pushing across boundaries of language, genre and culture, the programme emphasises the diversity of approaches filmmakers have taken in responding to Shakespeare’s plays, going far beyond conventional renditions of the text.

Screenings will be introduced by academics from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
  • Thursday 29 September (5:40pm): Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948) – Introduction by Dr Dermot Cavanagh, English
  • Sunday 2 October (4pm): Public lecture by Dr David Sorfa, “Double, Double: Reflecting Shakespeare in Cinema”
  • Tuesday 4 October (6pm): Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) – Dr Chris Perkins, Japanese
  • Wednesday 5 October (6pm): To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) – Dr Jonny Murray, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Monday 17 October (6pm): A Double Life (George Cukor, 1947) – Dr David Sorfa, Film
  • Sunday 23 October (6.10pm): Romeo, Juliet and Darkness (Jiri Weiss, 1960) – Dr David Sorfa, Film
  • Thursday 27 October (8:30pm): Prospero’s Books (Peter Greenaway, 1991) – Dr Suzanne Trill, English
  • Monday 31 October (6:05pm): Kiss Me Kate (in 3D) (George Sidney, 1953) – Dr Annette Davison, Music
  • Wednesday 2 November (6:15pm): Makibefo (Alexander Abela, 2001) – Africa in Motion Film Festival
  • Monday 7 November (8:50pm): A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (Woody Allen, 1982) – Dr Andrew Taylor, English
  • Tuesday 8 November (5:45 pm): Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989) – Dr Dermot Cavanagh, English
  • Monday 21 November (6pm): Forbidden Planet (Fred M Wilcox, 1956) – Professor James Loxley, English
  • Wednesday 23 November (6pm): Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965) – Dr Daniel Yacavone, Film