Month of Shakespeare films to be held in Hanoi, HCMC

A month-long season of Shakespeare films celebrating the 400th anniversary of his death will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from October 8-29 by the British Council.

The season will include films adapted from the works of Shakespeare, such as Romeo and Juliet, Much ado about nothing, Richard III, and Hamlet.

The film Romeo and Juliet (1968) won two Academy Awards for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Costume Design”; three Golden Globe Awards for “Best English-Language Foreign Film”, “Most Promising Newcomer – Female” and “Most Promising Newcomer – Male”; one BAFTA Award for “Best Costume Design”; and several other prizes.

They will be screened at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) in Hanoi and Hoa Sen University in HCM City every Saturday.

The event is part of the British Council’s global program “Shakespeare Lives” 2016 celebrating Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death

The campaign is an opportunity for millions of people across the world in over 140 countries to actively participate in an unique digital collaboration as well as experience Shakespeare’s works directly through brand new productions of his plays, film, exhibitions, public readings and educational resources.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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