Monday, February 11, 2008

Shakespeare Movies

Two old Shakespeare movies we have recently enjoyed:

As You Like It (Laurence Olivier's first on-screen Shakespeare role. The actress who plays Rosalind is German, and her accent sometimes gets in the way, but she is so cute!)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (A very young Mickey Rooney as Puck. James Cagney plays Bottom-- he is hilarious.)

Both of the Shakespeare plays are lighthearted, whimsical comedies, and each of these movies use sets, costumes and pageantry to that end, I think. Not that I am an expert. You should watch them and decide for yourself.

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