Saturday, November 19

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)The Bard Unbound: Shakespeare on Screen

Richard III (1955)

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Double Feature with HENRY V (1944)

(1955) dir Laurence Olivier w/Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen [161 min; DCP]
This stunning recent restoration means that we can see Olivier’s remarkable performance as one of Shakespeare’s most complicated anti-heroes as never before. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a series of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward.

“Laurence Olivier’s classic rendition (1956) of Shakespeare’s total villain contains one of his most engaging performances and reveals some of his best spatial manipulation of action.” – Don Druker, Chicago Reader

“The quality of production was superb, and a viewer had a true sense of pageantry and court grandeur.” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times


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