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The Nick at Richland Library - Shakespeare Adaptations

For The Nickelodeon's latest series, Columbia's academic, literary and theater communities are coming together to explore the enduring adaptability of Shakespeare's work and to celebrate Shakespeare in cinema.

These two events at Richland Library feature an expert-led discussion of the plays prior to free screenings of the film adaptations.

11:30 a.m. discussion, 12:30 p.m. movie

Bostick Auditorium, Richland Library Main

Saturday, January 18th - The Tempest

Guest Speaker: George Geckle, USC Department of English Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Saturday, February 1st - Macbeth

Guest Speaker: Nina Levine, USC Associate Professor of English

To get the most out of the discussions, read the plays and come with your thoughts and questions. You can check out the plays in print, eBook, and audio formats with your library card. And, all of Shakespeare's works are available for free in the public domain through Project Gutenberg.


Amazon Says: This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen more...
Amazon Says: This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) leading a star-studded cast including Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek) and Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer's Apprentice). Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera (Mirren) conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. Directed by the visionary Academy Award®-nominated Julie Taymor (Best Director, Frida, 2002) - and complete with exclusive bonus features - The Tempest, with its innovative twist, is a supernatural dramedy filled with Shakespearean villains, lovers and fools that will leave you spellbound. less...
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Amazon Says: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw. A Roman Polanski spin on the bloody Shakespearean classic which retells the violent tale of the Scottish war hero who lusts for power more...
Amazon Says: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw. A Roman Polanski spin on the bloody Shakespearean classic which retells the violent tale of the Scottish war hero who lusts for power and commits murder against his king. 1971/color/140 min/R/widescreen. less...
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Amazon Says: No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Tempest on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakesp more...
Amazon Says: No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Tempest on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary less...
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Amazon Says: No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Macbeth on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare c more...
Amazon Says: No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Macbeth on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary less...
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William Shakespeare's the Tempest by William Shakespeare
Amazon Says: For many, The Tempest constitutes William Shakespeare's farewell to the stage. From its beginning, the play seems to foreshadow a powerful movement of retreat. This play stand more...
Amazon Says: For many, The Tempest constitutes William Shakespeare's farewell to the stage. From its beginning, the play seems to foreshadow a powerful movement of retreat. This play stands as one of the most evocative and moving explorations of human possibilities and limits. The title, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on William Shakespeare, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University. less...
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Amazon Says: Though written nearly 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Macbeth continues to capture the interest of modern audiences. Laden with political intrigue, supernatural elements, and com more...
Amazon Says: Though written nearly 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Macbeth continues to capture the interest of modern audiences. Laden with political intrigue, supernatural elements, and complex psychological issues, Macbeth is a play of contemporary relevance, despite its tale of witches and ancient Scottish kings. While the play reflects seventeenth-century theological and political concerns, it also explores enduring themes, such as fate and free will, appearance and reality, order and disorder, ambition and obedience, and madness and sanity. Macbeth has been staged countless times, and it has also been produced for film and television. Numerous editions of the play exist, it is one of the most widely taught dramatic works, and scholars have written an enormous amount of criticism about it. This reference book is a comprehensive guide to the play.The volume begins with a consideration of the play's textual history and a review of some of the most significant editions. The guide then examines important contexts and sources forI Macbeth, including Shakespeare's early work on Antony and Cleopatra, the Elizabethan story of bodily humors, Shakespeare's appropriation of material from Holinshed's ChronicleS≪/i> and Buchanan's History of Scotland, the significance of witchcraft, and the Gunpowder Plot. The book then presents a detailed examination of the dramatic structure of the play, along with a consideration of the play's most essential themes. A section on critical approaches summarizes how scholars have responded to the play. The volume then examines specific stage, film, and television productions of Macbeth and discusses the challenges of translating the text into performance. A selected bibliography concludes the work. less...
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Amazon Says: This illustrated source book provides information on Shakespeare's life and times, his complete works and the great performances, songs, operas and films they have inspired, f more...
Amazon Says: This illustrated source book provides information on Shakespeare's life and times, his complete works and the great performances, songs, operas and films they have inspired, from Verdi's "Macbeth" to Olivier's "Hamlet". The handbook aims to distinguish fact from popular legend in Shakespeare's life and to provide a portrait of the Elizabethan world into which he was born and the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre which he was to transform. Written by a team of leading international scholars under the editorship of Levi Fox, it gives an overview of Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic achievement with analyses, sources and influences. A chronological survey of the great Shakespeare performances, the songs, operas, ballets and musicals inspired by his writing, and the celebrated cinematic adaptations of his plays reveals the extent to which Shakespeare's work continues to be a major influence today. less...
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