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Premiere Engagement! New from the Directors of Spring! THE ENDLESS • Friday, June 22 – Thursday, June 28

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Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Big Screen Must-Sees (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveThe Bard Unbound: Shakespeare on Screen

Prospero’s Books

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Double Feature with THE TEMPEST

(1991) dir Peter Greenaway w/John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blank [124 min; 35mm]
Two British provocateurs have their way with Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. In PROSPERO’s BOOKS, Peter Greenaway casts Sir John Gielgud as the exiled magician Prospero who simultaneously takes part in and constructs the narrative.

“The product of a feverish, overflowing imagination, this almost impossibly dense take on The Tempest displays both the director’s audacious brilliance and lewd extravagance at full tilt.” – Variety

“It is simply a work of original art, which Greenaway asks us to accept or reject on his own terms.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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