Dramatist and activist Augusto Boal took his theatre company into office with him. In 1994, Brazilian national elections are approaching, and Boal -- a year and a half into his term -- undertakes a daring and difficult experiment, overtly melding the concerns of theatre, therapy, and politics into The Theatre of the Oppressed.
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds.
In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt.
Set in rural Spain at the turn of this century, the scene is a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation of the family, the matron represses her daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period.
All-star 1970 version of Shakespeare's classic tale of Julius Caesar's assassination at the hands of the Roman senate. The powerful, heroic and flawed emperor Caesar is warned to "Beware the Ides of March," and with these words the legendary betrayal by the Roman senate begins.
King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters.Originally broadcast live on CBS Oct. 11, 1953, on the television program Omnibus.
Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship.
Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process. This production of Othello was first performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, May 2007
Romeo and Juliet presents Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives. Recorded at Shakespeare's Globe, London, August 2009.
This film explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; a day in the life of this theatre: behind-the-scenes preparations, rehearsals, backstage drama and performance extracts from a production of Romeo and Juliet.
Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage.