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Film Review: MUSE OF FIRE

Muse of Fire

MUSE OF FIRE is an original and inspiring documentary that will change the way you think of Shakespeare

From the RSC’s productions of Henry V and Othello to Kenneth Branagh’s The Winter’s Tale and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of the Bard this year. In the past 12 months, I have been lucky enough to review six Shakespeare theatre productions. To me, Shakespeare is a hero, but to others he is a villain...

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Sunday Shakespeare: Hamlet on Film

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

Donna Kelly takes a look back at five of the most famous adaptions of Hamlet on film

With Benedict Cumberbatch currently treading the boards as the Danish prince at the Barbican, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is Hamlet.

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in medieval Denmark is arguably the Bard’s most famous and most-discussed play and it’s not hard to see why.

For those who have never read (or indeed seen)...

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