Shakespeare – Macbeth – The 1971 Film

The 1971 Macbeth is an English-American adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous work. This is one of the most well-known adaptation of the story, the naturalism pof which was quite shocking in the time of the release. According to the legends of the film, this naturalism is due to a strange tragedy. Roman Polansky, the director of the film planned to travel to Los Angeles, but his visa was invalid. He had to stay in London for a weekend to renew it. While he was waiting for his papers, her beautiful Read more [...]

Shakespeare – Macbeth – The 1948 Film

This film is the adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous drama, Macbeth. This is an American film, made by Orson Welles, who initially wanted to adapt Othello, but he did not manage to find sponsors for that. Welles later changed to Macbeth, which he wanted to film in violent settings, as „a perfect cross between Wuthering Heights and Bride of Frankenstein.” Welles successfully convinced Herbert Yates, the head of Republic Pictures to help him in filming Macbeth. However, Republic was only Read more [...]

Shakespeare: Macbeth – in Lego

Lego animation made for the famous Shakespeare-play, Macbeth. The plot of the play is simplified, but it is still very enjoyable, since the makers kept almost all famous Macbeth quotes!

William Shakespeare: Macbeth – Video Notes

This video summarizes the plot of Shakespeare’s famous play, Macbeth. Macbeth, a Scottish warrior, meets three witches, who give him a prophecy. This changes Macbeth faith: he loses his wife and becomes a murderer.

The Rape of Lucrece – a Study Guide

In his first narrative poem, Venus and Adonis. William Shakespeare added a note in the dedicatory letter to his patron, the Earl of Southampton, in which he promised to write a „graver work”. That is how The Rape of Lucrece, the longest narrative poem of Shakespeare was born. The Rape of Lucrece is also based on one of the work of Ovid, the Fasti. (Venus and Adonis was based on Ovid’s Methamorphoses.) Besides, it includes references to Livy’s history of Rome. The story takes place in 509 Read more [...]

William Shakespeare: The Rape of Lucrece

To the Right Honorable Henry Wriothesly, Earl of Southampton, and Baron of Tichfield. The love I dedicate to your lordship is without end; whereof this pamphlet, without beginning, is but a superfluous moiety. The warrant I have of your honourable disposition, not the worth of my untutored lines, makes it assured of acceptance. What I have done is yours; what I have to do is yours; being part in all I have, devoted yours. Were my worth greater, my duty would show greater; meantime, as it Read more [...]
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