Fall 2012: Shakespeare Sundays at Cyrano's

by Michelle Saport  |   

This fall: Shakespeare Sundays at Cyrano'sContinuing last year's series, four more classic Shakespeare films will be shown at Cyrano's Theatre (413 D Street) on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. Share the excitement of the greatest plays ever written and some of the greatest performances on film. After each showing members of the audience may stay for an optional discussion with UAA's Shakespeare scholars Robert Crosman, Ph.D., and Toby Widdicombe, Ph.D.

Sept. 16 - "Taming of the Shrew" (1967) Hilarious and sexy, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the classic battle of the sexes. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Oct. 21 - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999) An enchanted, enchanting comedy and a beautiful production, starring Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer, with Stanley Tucci, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, David Strathairn and many others.

Nov. 18 - "Henry V" (1989) Shakespeare's great war epic, too big for the stage and which only the big screen can do justice to. Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, with Emma Thompson, Derek Jacoby, Judi Dench, Christian Bale, Ian Holm and a cast of thousands.

Dec. 9 - "Tempest" (2010) Believed to be Shakespeare's last complete play and his farewell to the stage. In this production the celebrated actress Helen Mirren plays the lead role of "Prospera," a female version of Shakespeare's Duke Prospero. Directed by Julie Taymor (of Lion King fame), with Alan Cumming, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Alfred Molina and others.

All shows start at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Presented with help from the Alaska Humanities Forum and Cyrano's Theatre. Coordinated by UAA English Professors Robert Crosman and Toby Widdicombe.

For more information, call Cyrano's Theatre at (907) 274-2599, Robert Crosman at (907) 646-2025 or Toby Widdicombe at (907) 786-4377.

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