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

Branagh, again working against Laurence Olivier’s great brooding film of Hamlet, makes a series of choices designed to give us a more extroverted prince in a lavish, full-color production. This lecture, based on a screening of Branagh’s film, will compare and contrast the two great actor-directors’ interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Monday, March 30 2pm


Tuesday, March 31 2pm

Purchase of tickets to the Tuesday lecture includes the Monday movie preview.

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

Gail Kern Paster

Gail Kern Paster

Gail Kern Paster is Director Emerita of the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has won many national fellowships and awards, including fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, National Endowment from the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. She was named to the Queen’s Honours List as a Commander of the British Empire in May 2011.

She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books—The Idea of the City in the Age of Shakespeare, The Body Embarrassed: Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England and Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage. Dr. Paster has been a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and served as President of that organization in 2003. She was recently elected to the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library.


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