Шекспир русскими глазами: фильмы протеста «Гамлет» и «Король Лир» Козинцева

Kozintsev interprets Shakespeare’s plays as a profoundly political works with broad social dimensions where all classes and groups- royal family, court nobles, the military, the masses down to the most ragged beggars- are drawn into the explosive disorder resulting from an arbitrary decision by a self-indulgent ruler. – By Radcliff-Umstead, Douglas

Screening and Discussion: King Lear

  Thursday September 15 6:30pm – 9:30pm   The tale of an ageing monarch descending into madness, filtered through a Communist perspective by Russian director Grigori Kozintsev in the latter’s final film. This monochrome King Lear has an epic sweep, which emphasizes the catastrophic impact of feudal misrule upon the country’s starving masses. A commanding title … Continue reading “Screening and Discussion: King Lear”

Шекспир русскими глазами: фильмы протеста «Гамлет» и «Король Лир» Козинцева

Kozintsev interprets Shakespeare’s plays as a profoundly political works with broad social dimensions where all classes and groups- royal family, court nobles, the military, the masses down to the most ragged beggars- are drawn into the explosive disorder resulting from an arbitrary decision by a self-indulgent ruler. – Douglas Radcliff-Umstead Introductions: Lear > and Hamlet … Continue reading “Шекспир русскими глазами: фильмы протеста «Гамлет» и «Король Лир» Козинцева”

Summer Break! Here’s to new beginnings.

The first half of year 2016 was very successful. We invited wonderful poets from Russia and England, like Dmitry Vodennikov, Dmitrij Kuzmin, Dmitrij Vedenyapin, Maria Stepanova, Lev Rubinstein, Fiona Sampson, and Mario Petrucci for readings and conversation;

Film Screening and Discussion: Shakespeare in Russia

Hamlet (Russian: Гамлет, tr. Gamlet) is a 1964 film adaptation in Russian of William Shakespeare’s play of the same title, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Iosif Shapiro, and stars Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Prince Hamlet.