Thursday, 17 March 2011

Staging Shakespeare

As something random I wanted to link to some of my favorite video clips about staging Shakespeare.

The first clip is from Stage Beauty, which is a so-so movie, but happens to have a great discussion of Othello, and in particular the death scene. Earlier in the movie there is a line where the female character says "I always hated you as Desdemona. You never fought! You just died, beautifully. No woman would die like that, no matter how much she loved him. A woman would fight!".

For anyone who hasn't seen Slings and Arrow, you are missing out. Anyway these are two of my favorite clips about how to stage Shakespeare. This first is directions to the actress playing Ophelia, and the second is to an actor playing Macbeth.

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