Speaking Shakespeare in the English-speaking cinema

20 April 2016 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Russell Jackson

In the late 1920s, when synchronised sound came in, dialogue was suddenly important - and Shakespeare's words could be heard when a ‘Shakespeare film’ was made. But with opportunities came responsibilities. In this talk, Professor Jackson of the University of Birmingham will consider some of these implications, and the ways in which film-makers have addressed them.


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