Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film

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"William Shakespeare’s bountiful 17th-century literary contributions have influenced and transformed the narrative and visual content of cinema, the art form most associated with the 20th century. … These diverse and audacious reassessments of Shakespeare’s plays demonstrate the continued relevance of his enduring works in the modern world. … Organized in conjunction with [a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s influence on culture, education, and society called Shakespeare Lives], Breaking Bard includes films both faithful to and paradoxical with Shakespeare’s texts—a wide range of cinematic adherence and divergence from an array of influential filmmakers."—MoMA