Talking About Shakespeare Through Film, 24 April 2016, Toronto

Sunday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: November 1, 2015, January 17, April 24, 2016 (new date)


Course Leaders: Judith Hamilton, Kas Tuters

In this series, we continue to explore through conversation psychoanalytic aspects of Shakespeare’s plays. We will show the film, give some context, and then open the gathering for a psychoanalytically-focused discussion of the play and this film. Prior to the film date, we will send out a list of other films of the same play that we have found interesting as alternate interpretations from different film eras, and we will send out a psychoanalytically-oriented reading list about Shakespeare and his plays.

November 1, 2015 – The Merchant of Venice, Michael Radford, Director; Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins (2004, 138 minutes)

January 17, 2016 – Richard II, Gregory Doran, Director; David Tennant, Elliott Barnes-Worrell, Antony Byrne – Royal Shakespeare Company (2013, 180 minutes – meeting to go until 1:30)

April 24, 2016 (new date) – Othello, Oliver Parker, Director: Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob, Kenneth Branagh (1995, 123 minutes)

More info here.

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