Tag: Shakespeare

Ben Jonson

(1572–1637) Benjamin Jonson Works: • A Tale of a Tub (English) • Bartholomew Fair (1614) • Cynthia’s Revels (English) • Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems (English) • Epicoene; Or, The Silent Woman (English) • Every Man…

John Webster

(c.1580-c.1632) Works: • The Duchess of Malfi (English) • Webster & Tourneur (English) • The White Devil (English) Webster in Film: Shakespeare in Love 1998 Director: John Madden Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes   Born c.1580 London (England) Died c.1632 London (England) Occupation Actor Playwright…

Christopher Marlowe

(1564–1593) Works: • Accurs’d be he that first invented war! (English) • Edward the Second (English) • Hero and Leander and Other Poems (English) • Hero and Leander and Other Poems (Latin) • I Must Have Wanton Poets (English) •…

Julius Caesar (1970)

Director: Stuart Burge Producer: Peter Snell Screenplay: Robert Furnival Based on: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Genre: Biography | Drama | Epic | Historical | War Music: Michael J. Lewis Country: United Kingdom Language: English Studio: Commonwealth United Entertainment Release date: 1970 Running time: 116 minutes Charlton Heston…

Julius Caesar (1953)

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer: John Houseman Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Based on: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Genre: Biography | Drama | Epic | Historical Music: Miklós Rózsa Country: United States Language: English Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date: 1953 Running time: 121 minutes Marlon Brando (1924-2004) as Mark…

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli Producer: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard McWhorter Screenplay: Paul Dehn, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli Based on: The Taming of the Shrew (1594) by William Shakespeare Genre: Comedy, Romantic Music: Nino Rota Country: Italia, United States Language: English Studio: Columbia…

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli Producer: John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan Screenplay: Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli Based on: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Genre: Romantic, Drama Music: Nino Rota Country: United Kingdom, Italia Language: English Studio: Paramount Pictures Release date:…

William Shakespeare: Quotations

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s…

Henry VIII (England)

(1491–1547) King of England (1509–1547) Lord of Ireland (1509–1542) King of Ireland (1542–1547) Henry VIII in Art: Holbein, Hans the Younger (c.1497-1543) Henry VIII of England c.1537 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid     Henry VIII in Film: A Man for All Seasons 1966 Director: Fred Zinnemann…

William Shakespeare

(1564–1616) Works: • A Lover’s Complaint (1609) • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595-1596) • All’s Well That Ends Well (1604-1605) • Antony and Cleopatra (1606) • As You Like It (1599-1600) • Cardenio (lost) • Coriolanus (1608) • Cymbeline (1610) • Hamlet (1599-1601) • Henry IV, Part 1 (1596-1597) • Henry IV, Part…