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Shakespeare in Film

Much Ado in Santa Monica

Stabile Building

Feb 24, 2:00pm – Feb 23, 2:00pm
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Much Ado in Santa Monica

Gail Paster & Friends' Shakespeare in Film
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Joss Whedon films his black-and-white Much Ado in his own house, with a familiar cast of actors in contemporary dress. How successful is this film and in what ways? How does it compare to Kenneth Branagh’s lavish mid-90s production? This lecture, based on a screening of the Whedon film, will refer as well to Branagh’s film for points of comparison.

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Monday, February 23 2pm


Tuesday, February 24 2pm

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This presentation is part of Gail Paster & Friends' Shakespeare in Film lecture series.

Coppélia Kahn

Coppélia Kahn

Coppélia Kahn, professor of English at Brown University, is the author of two books on Shakespeare: Man's Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare andRoman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women. She has also written articles on Renaissance drama and on Shakespeare, co-edited several anthologies of essays and served as president of the Shakespeare Association of America.


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