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Screening Shakespeare Schedule

Films and schedule subject to change. For updates and program notes see the Pickford Theater home page.

Friday, April 20 (7:00pm)

Silent Shakespeare - Part 1 (live piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher)

Duel Scene from “Macbeth” (American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1905). Camera G. W. Bitzer. (40 sec, black & white, 16mm)

Taming of the Shrew (American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1908). Dir D. W. Griffith. With Florence Lawrence (Kate), Harry Solter (Father), Linda Arvidson (Bianca). (11 min, black & white, 16mm)

La Mégère Apprivoisée = Taming of a Shrew (Eclipse, France, 1911). Dir Henri Desfontaines. With Romuald Joubé (Petruchio), André Bacqué (Baptista), Roger Lion (Lucentio), Madeleine Barjac (Katherine), Cécile Didier (Bianca). (11 min, black & white, 35mm)

Macbeth (Cines, Italy, 1909). Dir. Mario Caserini. With Dante Capelli (Macbeth), Maria Caserini Gasperini (Lady Macbeth). (16 min, black & white, 35mm)

Otello = Othello (Film d’Arte Italiana, Italy, 1909). Dir Gerolamo Lo Savio. With Ferruccio Garavaglia, (Othello), Cesare Dondini (Iago), Vittoria Lepanto (Desdemona), Alberto Nepoti (Cassio), A. Pezzaglia (The Doge). (11 min, black & white, 35mm)

The Winter’s Tale (Thanhouser, 1910). Dir Barry O’Neil (?). Adapt Lloyd F. Lonergan, Gertrude Thanhouser. With Anna Rosemond (Queen of Sicilia), Martin Faust (King of Sicilia), Frank H. Crane (King of Bohemia), Amelia Barleon (Princess of Sicilia), Alfred Hanlon (Prince of Bohemia). (10 min, black & white, 35mm)

Desdemona (Nordisk, Denmark, 1911). Dir August Blom. Wrt Louis Møller. With Valdemar Psilander (Ejnar/Othello), Thyra Reimann (Maria/Desdemona), Nicolai Brechling (Preben/Iago), Henry Knudsen (Count Brisson). (17 min, black & white, 16mm)

Twelfth Night (Vitagraph, 1910). Dir Charles Kent (?). With Florence Turner (Viola), Edith Storey (Sebastian), Julia Swayne Gordon (Olivia), Tefft Johnson (Orsino), Charles Kent (Malvolio). (9 min, black & white, 35mm)
As You Like It (Vitagraph, 1912). Dir Charles Kent. Adapt Margaret Birch. With Rose Coghlan (Rosalind), Maurice Costello (Orlando), Rosemary Theby (Celia), Robert Gaillord (Oliver), Rose Tapley (Phoebe). (29 min, black & white, 35mm)

Tuesday, April 24 (7:00pm)

Silent Shakespeare - Part 2 (live piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher)

Marcantonio e Cleopatra = Antony and Cleopatra (Cines, Italy, 1913). Dir Enrico Guazzoni. Wrt Guazzoni. With Giovanna Terribili Gonzales (Cleopatra), Amleto Novelli (Marc Antony), Ignazio Lupi (Octavius), Elsa Lenard (Octavia), Matilde Di Marzio (Charmian). (62 min, black & white, 16mm)

preceded by:

Shylock, ou le More de Venise = The Merchant of Venice (Eclipse, France, 1913). Dir Henri Desfontaines. With Harry Baur (Shylock), Jean Hervé (Bassanio), Pépa Bonafé (Portia), Romuald Joubé (Antonio). (32 min, black & white, 16mm)

Friday, April 27 (7:00pm)

Taming of the Shrew (Pickford Corp.-Elton Corp./United Artists, 1929). Dir Sam Taylor. Adapt Taylor. With Mary Pickford (Katherine), Douglas Fairbanks (Petruchio), Edwin Maxwell (Baptista), Joseph Cawthorn (Gremio), Clyde Cook (Grumio). (68 min, black & white, 35mm)

preceded by:

Hamlet and Eggs (Educational/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937). Dir William Watson. Story Tim Ryan. With Ryan, Irene Noblette, Frank Jaquet, Douglas Leavitt, Pat Patterson's Cowboy Trio. (16 min, black & white, 35mm)

Tuesday, May 1 (7:00pm)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Warner Bros., 1935). Dir Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle. Adapt Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall, Jr. With Ian Hunter (Theseus), Verree Teasdale (Hippolyta), Hobart Cavanaugh (Philostrate), Dick Powell (Lysander), Ross Alexander (Demetrius), Olivia De Havilland (Hermia), Jean Muir (Helena), James Cagney (Bottom), Victor Jory (Oberon), Anita Louise (Titania), Mickey Rooney (Puck). (132 min, black & white, 35mm)

Friday, May 4 (7:00pm)

Romeo and Juliet (MGM, 1936). Dir George Cukor. Adapt Talbot Jennings. With Norma Shearer (Juliet), Leslie Howard (Romeo), John Barrymore (Mercutio), Edna May Oliver (Nurse to Juliet), Basil Rathbone (Tybalt), C. Aubrey Smith (Lord Capulet). (125 min, black & white, 35mm)

Monday, May 7 (7:00pm)

Tower of London (Universal, 1939). Dir Rowland V. Lee. Wrt Robert N. Lee. With Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter, Vincent Price. (92 min, black & white, 35mm)

Loosely based on Shakespeare's ‘Richard III,’ but also borrowing from all three parts of ‘Henry VI.’

Thursday, May 10 (7:00)

Playmates (RKO, 1942). Dir David Butler. Wrt James V. Kern, from an original story by Kern and M. M. Musselman. With Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Velez, Ginny Simms, May Robson, Patsy Kelly. (95 min, black & white, 16mm).

As a publicity stunt, the agents of John Barrymore, Shakespearean actor, and Kay Kyser, band leader, arrange for an announcement to appear in the press that Kay is to study Shakespeare under Barrymore and appear with him in a festival.

Friday, May 11 (7:00pm)

Henry V (Two Cities Films, U.K., 1944). Dir Laurence Olivier. Adapt Alan Dent. With Olivier (Henry V), Robert Newton (Ancient Pistol), Leslie Banks (Chorus), Renée Asherson (Princess Katherine), Esmond Knight (Fluellen), Robert Helpmann (Bishop of Ely). (137 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Tuesday, May 15 (7:00pm)

Strange Illusion (PRC, 1945). Dir Edgar G. Ulmer. Wrt Adele Comandini, based on an original story by Fritz Rotter. With James Lydon, Warren William, Sally Eilers, Regis Toomey, Charles Arnt. (84 min, black & white, 35mm)

‘Hamlet’ re-imagined as an urban crime thriller.

Thursday, May 17 (7:00pm)

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (NBC, 4/3/1949). Dir Garry Simpson. With George Bliss (Julius Caesar), James Maxwell (Marcus Brutus), Donald Roberts (Cassius), Peter Klaussen (Casca), Roger Neuhoff (Trebonius), Arch Taylor (Decius Brutus), Raymond MacDonnell (Marcus Antonius). (105 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

Friday, May 18 (7:00pm)

Hallmark Hall of Fame. Hamlet (NBC, 4/26/1953). Dir Albert McCleery. Adapt Mildred Freed Alberg, Tom Hughes Sand. With Maurice Evans (Hamlet), Ruth Chatterton (Queen Gertrude), Joseph Schildkraut (King Claudius), Sarah Churchill (Ophelia), Barry Jones (Polonius). (120 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Tuesday, May 22 (7:00pm)

Julius Caesar (MGM, 1953). Dir Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Marlon Brando (Mark Antony), James Mason (Brutus), John Gielgud (Cassius), Louis Calhern (Julius Caesar), Edmond O'Brien (Casca), Greer Garson (Calpurnia), Deborah Kerr (Portia). (121 min, black & white, 35mm)

Thursday, May 24 (7:00pm)

Kiss Me Kate (MGM, 1953). Dir George Sidney. Wrt Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical with book by Samuel & Bella Spewack, music and lyrics by Cole Porter. With Kathryn Grayson (Lilli Vanessi “Katherine”), Howard Keel (Fred Graham “Petruchio”), Ann Miller (Lois Lane “Bianca”), Keenan Wynn (Lippy), Bobby Van (“Gremio”), Tommy Rall (Bill Calhoun “Lucentio”). (109 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Friday, May 25 (7:00pm)

Omnibus. II, Vol. 3, King Lear (TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation/CBS, 10/18/1953). Dir Andrew McCullough. Staged by Peter Brook. With Orson Welles (King Lear), Natasha Parry (Cordelia), Arnold Moss (Duke of Albany), Bramwell Fletcher (Earl of Kent), David J. Stewart (Oswald), Margaret Phillips (Regan), Beatrice Straight (Goneril), Alan Badel (Fool). (90 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

preceded by:

Omnibus. I, Vol. 10 [Segment: Henry V, Act 5, Scene 2] (TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation/CBS, 1/11/1953). Dir Andrew McCullough. With Brian Aherne (Henry V), Viveca Lindfors (Princess Katherine), Zolya Talma. (22 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Omnibus. II, Vol. 2 [Segment: King Lear Rehearsal Sequence] (TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation/CBS, 10/11/1953). (5 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Tuesday, May 29 (7:00pm)

Kraft Television Theatre. Macbeth (NBC, 5/10/1950). Dir Stanley Quinn. Adapt E. G. Marshall. With Marshall (Macbeth), Uta Hagen (Lady Macbeth), Chester Stratton (Macduff), Philip Huston (Banquo), Philip Faversham (Ross). (60 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Kraft Television Theatre. Romeo and Juliet (NBC, 6/9/1954). Dir Richard Dunlap. With Susan Strasberg (Juliet), Liam Sullivan (Romeo), Carroll McComas (Nurse), Noel Leslie (Friar Laurence), Felix Deebank (Mercutio), Eric Sinclair (Benvolio), Marc Breaux (Tybalt), Jack Livesey (Lord Capulet), Madeleine Clive (Lady Capulet). (60 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Thursday, May 31 (7:00pm)

Romeo and Juliet (Universalcine-Verona Productions, Italy/U.K., 1954). Dir & Adapt Renato Castellani. With Laurence Harvey (Romeo), Susan Shentall (Juliet), Flora Robson (The Nurse), Mervyn Johns (Friar Laurence), Bill Travers (Benvolio), Enzo Fiermonte (Tybalt), Sebastian Cabot (Capulet). (138 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Friday, June 1 (7:00pm)

Hallmark Hall of Fame. King Richard II (NBC, 1/24/1954). Dir George Schaefer. Adapt Maurice Evans. With Evans (King Richard II), Kent Smith (Bolingbroke), Sarah Churchill (The Queen), Frederic Worlock (John of Gaunt), Richard Purdy (Duke of York), Morton Da Costa (Aumerle). (120 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

Tuesday, June 5 (7:00pm)

The Young Lovers = Chance Meeting (Group Film Productions/Rank, U.K., 1954). Dir Anthony Asquith. Wrt Robin Estridge, George Tabori. With Odile Versois, David Knight, Joseph Tomelty, David Kossoff, Paul Carpenter, Theodore Bikel. (95 min, black & white, 35mm)

A Cold War spin on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in which the daughter of a government official from an unspecified Communist state falls in love with an employee of the U.S. Embassy in London.

Thursday, June 7 (6:30pm)

Richard III (London Film Productions, U.K., 1955). Dir Laurence Olivier. Adapt Alan Dent. With Olivier (Richard), Claire Bloom (Lady Anne), Ralph Richardson (Duke of Buckingham), John Gielgud (Clarence), Norman Wooland (Catesby), Mary Kerridge (Queen Elizabeth). (160 min, Technicolor, VistaVision, 35mm)

Friday, June 8 (7:00pm)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC, U.K., 11/9/1958). Dir Rudolph Cartier. With Paul Rogers (Bottom), Natasha Parry (Titania), John Justin (Oberon), Gillian Lynne (Puck), John Westbrook (Theseus), Margaret Whiting (Hippolyta), Christine Finn (Hermia), David Oxley (Lysander), Miles Malleson (Quince). (105 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

Tuesday, June 12 (7:00pm)

Romanoff and Juliet (Pavor/Universal, 1961). Dir Peter Ustinov. Wrt Ustinov, based on his play. With Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Akim Tamiroff, Alix Talton, Rik von Nutter. (103 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Shakespeare's play adapted into a Cold War comedy.

Thursday, June 14 (7:00pm)

All Night Long (Bob Roberts Productions/Rank, U.K., 1962). Dir Basil Dearden. Wrt Nel King, Peter Achilles. With Patrick McGoohan, Marti Stevens, Betsy Blair, Keith Michell, Richard Attenborough. (91 min, black & white, 35mm)

‘Othello’ transplanted to the early 1960's London jazz scene.

Friday, June 15 (7:00pm)

The Comedy of Errors (BBC, U.K., 1/1/1964). Dir Peter Duguid. With Ian Richardson (Antipholus of Ephesus), Alec McCowen (Antipholus of Syracuse), Clifford Rose (Dromio of Ephesus), Barry MacGregor (Dromio of Syracuse), Diana Rigg (Adriana), Janet Suzman (Luciana). (93 min, black & white, U-matic video)

Tuesday, June 19 (7:00pm)

Shakespeare Wallah (Merchant-Ivory Productions, India, 1965). Dir James Ivory. Wrt Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Ivory, from a story by Jhabvala. With Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Madhur Jaffrey, Geoffrey Kendall, Laura Liddell, Utpal Dutt. (115 min, black & white, 35mm)

A troupe of itinerant Shakespeare actors tour India during the post-war years when the Empire is unravelling.

Thursday, June 21 (7:00pm)

Sitcom Shakespeare - Part 1 (1950's, 60's & 70's)

I Love Lucy. Lucy Meets Orson Welles (Desilu/CBS, 1956). Dir James V. Kern. With Lucille Ball, Orson Welles, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (27 min, black & white, 16mm)

Lucy gets to appear in a skit with Orson Welles at Ricky's club, mistakenly believeing the actor will be doing Shakespeare.


Gilligan’s Island. The Producer (Gladasya-UATV/CBS, 1966). Dir Ida Lupino, George M. Cahan. With Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jim Backus, Phil Silvers. (30 min, color, 16mm)

The Castaways attempt to put on a musical version of ‘Hamlet’ to impress a famous Hollywood producer.


Sanford and Son. Lamont as Othello (Norbud Productions/NBC, 1973). Dir Peter Baldwin. With Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Maureen Arthur, Don Bexley, Nathaniel Taylor. (28 min, color, U-matic video)

When Fred comes home to find Lamont and his drama teacher Marilyn acting out a choking scene from ‘Othello,’ he jumps to the conclusion that his son is trying to kill the woman.


Happy Days. A Star Is Bored (Paramount TV/ABC, 1974). Dir Jerry Paris. With Ron Howard, Donny Most, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Beatrice Colen, Erin Moran. (30 min, color, 16mm)

In order to raise money for his baseball team's uniforms, Richie organizes a performance of ‘Hamlet.’

Friday, June 22 (7:00pm)

Animated Shakespeare

Sen Noci Svatojanské = A Mid-summer Night’s Dream (Studio for Cartoon and Puppet Films, Czechoslovakia, 1959). Dir & Wrt Jirí Trnka. English adapt Howard Sackler. Voices: Richard Burton (Narrator), Alec McCowen (Bottom), Jack Gwillim (Oberon), Barbara Jefford (Titania), Roger Shepherd (Puck), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Helena). (74 min, Eastmancolor, CinemaScope, 35mm)

preceded by:

Shakespearian Spinach (Fleischer Studios/Paramount, 1940). Dir Dave Fleischer. Wrt George Manuel. (6 min, black & white, 35mm)

A Witch’s Tangled Hare (Warner Bros., 1959). Dir Abe Levitow. Wrt Michael Maltese. Voices Mel Blanc. (6 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Enter Hamlet (Film Dept. of the School of Visual Arts/Janus Films, 1965). Dir Fred Mogubgub. Voice Maurice Evans. (4 min, color, 16mm)

Bottom’s Dream (1983). Dir John Canemaker. Voice Mary Bringle (Titania). (6 min, color, 16mm)

Tuesday, June 26 (7:00pm)

Much Ado About Nothing (BBC, U.K., 2/5/1967). Dir Alan Cooke. With Derek Jacobi (Don Pedro), Ronald Pickup (Don John), Michael Byrne (Claudio), Robert Stephens (Benedick), Maggie Smith (Beatrice), Caroline John (Hero), Gerald James (Leonato), Harry Lomax (Antonio), Frank Finlay (Dogberry). (131 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

Thursday, June 28 (7:00)

The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Films-F.A.I., U.S./Italy, 1967). Dir Franco Zeffirelli. Wrt Paul Dehn, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Zeffirelli. With Elizabeth Taylor (Katharina), Richard Burton (Petruchio), Cyril Cusack (Grumio), Michael Hordern (Baptista), Alfred Lynch (Tranio), Alan Webb (Gremio). (122 min, Technicolor, Panavision, 35mm)

Friday, June 29 (7:00pm)

Romeo and Juliet (B.H.E. Productions-Verona Produzione-Dino de Laurentiis, U.K./Italy, 1968). Dir Franco Zeffirelli. Wrt Franco Brusati, Zeffirelli, Masolino D’Amico. With Olivia Hussey (Juliet), Leonard Whiting (Romeo), John McEnery (Mercutio), Michael York (Tybalt), Pat Heywood (Nurse), Milo O'Shea (Friar Laurence), Bruce Robinson (Benvolio). (139 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Tuesday, July 3 (7:00pm)

The Winter's Tale (BBC, 1962). Dir Don Taylor. With Robert Shaw (Leontes, King of Sicily), Rosalie Crutchley (Hermione), Sarah Badel (Perdita), Ron Moody (Autolycus), Brian Smith (Florizel), Alan Rowe (Cleomenes), Michael Wynne (Gaoler). (140 min, black & white, Digital Betacam video)

Thursday, July 5 (7:00pm)

Hamlet (Woodfall Films-Filmways, U.K., 1970). Dir Tony Richardson. With Nicol Williamson (Hamlet), Anthony Hopkins (Claudius), Judy Parfitt (Gertrude), Mark Dignam (Polonius), Marianne Faithfull (Ophelia). (114 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Friday, July 6 (7:00pm)

Macbeth (Playboy Productions-Caliban Films, U.K., 1971). Dir Roman Polanski. Adapt Kenneth Tynan, With Jon Finch (Macbeth), Francesca Annis (Lady Macbeth), Martin Shaw (Banquo), Nicholas Selby (Duncan), John Stride (Ross), Terence Bayler (Macduff). (140 min, color, 35mm)

Tuesday, July 10 (7:00pm)

Theatre of Blood (Harbour Productions, 1973). Dir. Douglas Hickox. Wrt Anthony Greville-Bell, from an idea by Stanley Mann & John Kohn. With Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins. (104 min, color, 35mm)

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Thursday, July 12 (6:30pm)

Antony and Cleopatra (ATV Network, U.K., 7/8/1974). Dir Jon Scoffield. With Richard Johnson (Antony), Janet Suzman (Cleopatra), Corin Redgrave (Octavius Caesar), Patrick Stewart (Enobarbus), Rosemary McHale (Charmian), Constantin De Goguel (Ventidius), Raymond Westwell (Lepidus). (160 min, U-matic video)

Friday, July 13 (7:00pm)

Macbeth (Thames TV, U.K., 1979). Dir Philip Casson. With Ian McKellen (Macbeth), Judi Dench (Lady Macbeth), John Bowen (Lennox), Susan Drury (Third Witch/Lady Macduff), Judith Harte (Second Witch/Gentlewoman), Bob Peck (Macduff). (120 min, color, U-matic video)

Tuesday, July 17 (7:00pm)

The Tempest (Kendon Films, U.K., 1979). Dir & Adapt Derek Jarman. With Jack Birkett (Caliban), Heathcote Williams (Prospero), Karl Johnson (Ariel), Toyah Wilcox (Miranda), Peter Bull (Alonso), Richard Warwick (Antonio). (96 min, color, 35mm)

Thursday, July 19 (7:00pm)

Sitcom Shakespeare - Part 2 (1980's, 90's & the Present)

The Cosby Show. Shakespeare (Carsey-Werner Co./NBC, 1987). Dir Jay Sandrich. With Bill Cosby, Lisa Bonet, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Carl Anthony Payne II, Christopher Plummer, Roscoe Lee Browne. (30 min, color, Digital Betacam video)

Theo and Cockroach must read ‘Julius Caesar’ as part of a history unit about Rome.


3rd Rock from the Sun. Romeo & Juliet & Dick (YBYL Productions/NBC, 1997). Dir Robert Berlinger. Wrt Bonnie Turner, Kenny Turner. With John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Curtin, Mike Ditka. (30 min, color, U-matic video)

When Tommy asks Dick to direct his high school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Dick takes the role a little too seriously.


The Wayans Bros. Romeo & J'leeta (Warner Bros. TV, 1998). Dir John Bowab. Wrt Phil Beauman. With Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Anna Maria Horsford, Lela Rochon, Paula Jai Parker, John Witherspoon, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Earl Billings. (30 min, color, U-matic video)

A ‘Romeo and Juliet’ situation arises in the ongoing feud between restaurateurs Pops and Rick.


Quintuplets. Shakespeare in Lust (Twentieth Century Fox, 2004). Dir Andy Cadiff. With Johnny Lewis, Andy Richter, Rebecca Creskoff, Ryan Pinkston, Jake McDorman, April Matson, Sarah Wright. (30 min, color, Betacam SP video)

When Penny is chosen to direct ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the school play, all the quints sign on to help out.

Friday, July 20 (7:00pm)

The Tempest (Columbia, 1982). Dir Paul Mazursky. Wrt Mazursky, Leon Capetanos. With John Cassavetes (Phillip), Gena Rowlands (Antonia), Susan Sarandon (Aretha), Molly Ringwald (Miranda), Vittorio Gassman (Alonzo), Raul Julia (Kalibanos). (140 min, color, 35mm)

Tuesday, July 24 (7:00pm)

The Shakespeare Plays. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (BBC, 1983). Dir Don Taylor. Adapt David Snodin. With Paul Daneman (Duke of Milan), John Hudson (Valentine), Tyler Butterworth (Proteus), Michael Byrne (Antonio), David Collings (Thurio), Frank Barrie (Sir Eglamour). (135 min, color, U-matic video)

Thursday, July 26 (7:00pm)

The Dresser (World Film Services-Goldcrest, UK, 1983). Dir Peter Yates. Wrt Ronald Harwood, based on his play. With Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gough. (118 min, color, 35mm)

A troupe of Shakespearean actors on the road in the U.K. during World War II.

Friday, July 27 (6:30pm)

Live from Lincoln Cenhter. William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/WNET, 6/24/1987). Dir Kirk Browning. With The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Vaudeville Nouveau, The Kamikaze Ground Crew, Avner the Eccentric. (150 min, color, U-matic video)

Tuesday, July 31 (7:00pm)

King Lear (Cannon, 1987). Dir Jean-Luc Godard. With Woody Allen, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy, Godard, Suzanne Lanza, Kate Mailer, Norman Mailer, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Peter Sellars. (91 min, color, 35mm)

Thursday, August 2 (7:00pm)

Henry V (Renaissance Films, U.K., 1989). Dir Kenneth Branagh. Wrt Branagh. With Branagh (Henry V), Derek Jacobi (Chorus), Brian Blessed (Exeter), Ian Holm (Fluellen), Richard Briers (Bardolph), Robert Stephens (Pistol), Paul Scofield (French King Charles VI), Emma Thompson (Katherine), Robbie Coltrane (Falstaff), Judy Dench (Mistress Quickly). (137 min, color, 35mm)

Friday, August 3 (7:00pm)

Prospero’s Books (Allarts-Cinéa-Camera One-Penta, Netherlands/France/Italy, 1991). Dir & Wrt Peter Greenaway. With John Gielgud (Prospero), Michel Blanc (Alonso), Michael Clark (Caliban), Erland Josephson, (Gonzalo) Isabelle Pasco (Miranda), Tom Bell (Antoio), Kenneth Cranham (Sebastian), Mark Rylance (Ferdinand). (129 min, color, 35mm)

Tuesday, August 7 (7:00pm)

Othello (Dakota Films-Imminent Films, U.S./U.K., 1995). Dir & Adapt Oliver Parker. With Laurence Fishburne (Othello), Kenneth Branagh (Iago), Irène Jacob (Desdemona), Nathaniel Parker (Cassio), Anna Patrick (Emilia), Michael Maloney (Roderigo). (124 min, Technicolor, 35mm)

Thursday, August 9 (7:00pm)

Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Renaissance Films-Summit Entertainment, U.K./U.S., 1996). Dir & Adapt Trevor Nunn. With Helena Bonham-Carter (Olivia), Nigel Hawthorne (Malvolio), Imogen Stubbs (Viola), Sydney Livingstone (Captain), Ben Kingsley (Feste), James Walker (Priest), Mel Smith (Sir Toby Belch), Steven Mackintosh (Sebastian), Nicholas Farrell (Antonio), Imelda Staunton (Maria). (134 min, color, 35mm)

Friday, August 10 (5:30pm)

- Note early start time!

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Castle Rock Entertainment, 1996). Dir & Wrt Kenneth Branagh. With Branagh (Hamlet), Julie Christie (Gertrude), Derek Jacobi (Claudius), Kate Winslet (Ophelia), Richard Briers (Polonius), Michael Maloney (Laertes), Nicholas Farrell (Horatio), Brian Blessed (Ghost). (242 min, Technicolor, Panavision, 35mm)

Tuesday, August 14 (7:00pm)

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (Bazmark/Twentieth Century Fox, 1996). Dir Baz Luhrmann. Wrt Craig Pearce, Luhrmann. With Leonardo DiCaprio (Romeo), Claire Danes (Juliet), Harold Perrineau (Mercutio), John Leguizamo (Tybalt), Miriam Margolyes (The Nurse), Pete Postlethwaite (Father Laurence). (115 min, color, Panavision, 35mm)

Thursday, August 16 (6:30pm)

Live from Lincoln center. William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (1998). Dir Nicholas Hytner. With Helen Hunt (Viola), Kyra Sedgwick (Countess Olivia), Philip Bosco (Malvolio), Paul Rudd (Duke Orsino), David Patrick Kelly (Feste). (180 min, color, U-matic video)

Friday, August 17 (6:30pm)

King Lear (Granada TV, U.K., 3/4/1983). Dir Michael Elliott. With Laurence Olivier (Lear), Anna Calder-Mashal (Cordelia), Leo McKern (Earl of Gloucester), John Hurt (Fool), David Threlfall (Edgar/Tom o’Bedlam), Dorothy Tutin (Goneril), Diana Rigg (Regan), Robert Lang (Duke of Albany), Jeremy Kemp (Duke of Cornwall), Brian Cox (Duke of Burgundy), Colin Blakely (Earl of Kent). (180 min, color, U-matic video)

Tuesday, August 21 (7:00pm)

Mystery Science Theater 3000. Hamlet (Best Brains, 6/27/1999). Dir Kevin Murphy. With Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett. (97 min, color, U-matic video)

The hosts are watching the 1961 version of ‘Hamlet’ made for German TV with Maximilian Schell in the title role.

Thursday, August 23 (7:00pm)

10 Things I Hate About You (Mad Chance-Jaret Entertainment/Buena Vista, 1999). Dir Gil Junger. Wrt Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith. With Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, Andrew Keegan, Susan May Pratt, Gabrielle Union, Larry Miller, Daryl Mitchell, Allison Janney. (97 min, color, 35mm)

An adaptation of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ set in a modern day high school.

Friday, August 24 (6:30pm)

Titus (Urania Pictures-NDF International, Italy/U.S., 1999). Dir & Wrt Julie Taymor. With Anthony Hopkins (Titus Andronicus), Jessica Lange (Tamora), Osheen Jones (Young Lucius), Dario D'Ambrosi (Clown), Raz Degan (Alarbus), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Chiron). (162 min, color, 35mm)

Tuesday, August 28 (7:00pm)

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Twentieth Century Fox-Regency Entertainment-Monarchy Enterprises, U.S./Germany, 1999). Dir & Wrt Michael Hoffman. With David Strathairn (Theseus), Sophie Marceau (Hippolyta), Anna Friel (Hermia), Dominic West (Lysander), Christian Bale (Demetrius), Kevin Kline (Nick Bottom), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Calista Flockhart (Helena). (116 min, color, 35mm)

Thursday, August 30 (7:00pm)

Hamlet (Double A Films, 2000). Dir & Adapt Michael Almereyda. With Ethan Hawke (Hamlet), Diane Venora (Gertrude), Kyle MacLachlan (Claudius), Julia Stiles (Ophelia), Bill Murray (Polonius), Liev Schreiber (Laertes), Karl Geary (Horatio), Sam Shepard (Ghost). (112 min, color, 35mm) A modernized version of the play set in present-day Manhattan.

Friday, August 31 (7:00pm)

She’s the Man (Donners' Co./DreamWorks, 2006). Dir Andy Fickman. With Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, David Cross, Julie Hagerty. (105 min, color, 35mm)

'Twelfth Night' adapted into a modern-day teen comedy.

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