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May 2016
 

 

Harry Ransom Center

Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Thursday, May 5, 7 pm
SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
Sir Laurence Olivier directed and starred in Hamlet (1949). As the first non-American film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, its stark black and white designs reflect the desire to present the stories of Shakespeare as epics existing outside of time—an approach that mirrors the designs of Edward Gordon Craig and Norman Bel Geddes featured in the exhibition. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Runtime 155 minutes, not rated.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
May 5
Open until 8 pm

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Harry Ransom Center

Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Thursday, May 12, 7 pm
SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser (1983) is a WWII story of a deteriorating veteran Shakespeare actor (played by Albert Finney) whose personal assistant (Tom Courtenay) must rally the old man before each of his demanding performances. Harwood was the dresser to Donald Wolfit, whose repertory company performed across the UK during the Blitz, and whose papers reside at the Ransom Center. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Members are invited to a reception at 6 pm Runtime 118 minutes, rated PG.

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The Contemporary Austin

Second Saturdays are for Families
Laguna Gloria
May 14, 11am-3pm
Recommended for ages 2-11.
FREE

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Harry Ransom Center

Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm
SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
Vincent Price stars in Theatre of Blood (1973), a cult classic about a maligned actor who invites all of his worst critics to an abandoned theater and kills them off one-by-one in the manner of Shakespearan tragedies. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Runtime 104 minutes, rated R.

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Harry Ransom Center

Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Thursday, May 26, 7 pm
SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES
Director Julie Taymor’s Titus (1999) is a stunningly designed film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, with Anthony Hopkins starring as Titus Andronicus. Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers co-star. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Runtime 162 minutes, rated R.

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