With the First Folio in town at the Seattle Public Library, we take a look at a couple of unusual Shakespeare adaptations. First is Peter Greenaway’s 1991 adaptation of The Tempest, Prospero’s Books, with John Gielgud and Mark Rylance. Then we discuss Matías Piñeiro’s 2014 riff on Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Princess of France. We also pick our Essential Shakespeare films, look around at what’s coming soon to Seattle Screens, and discuss the 1946 film Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA, directed by Spencer Williams and playing as part of the Pioneers of African-American Cinema here in town and touring around the country.
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