Shakespeare’s Globe and Hawke’s Macbeth

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September 10, 2019
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September 10, 2019

Then search for your film:

Shakespeare’s Globe:
Description: An intimate look inside a living time capsule, this program explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, presenting a day in the working life of the unique artistic institution. The video guides viewers through the facility, painstakingly designed and built to resemble the original Elizabethan playhouse, and offers commentary from the actors, artisans, and educators who practice their craft there. Illustrating how the Globe’s productions breathe life into the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the program features thrilling performances from Romeo and Juliet, including the balcony scene and the death of Mercutio. (50 minutes) WATCH FULL VIDEO
2. Macbeth with Ethan Hawke: Shakespeare Uncovered:
Description: Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare’s murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare’s extraordinary insights into the criminal mind. (52:53 minutes) WATCH FULL VIDEO

Written Assignment:

Write two paragraphs in response to each one of these videos. What grabbed your attention about the Globe or Mr. Hawke’s determination to discover the character of Macbeth in such depth? What opinions do you have of so many people trying to maintain the traditional legacy of the Globe? What are your reactions to seeing actors do such close readings of text written over 400 years ago? I want to know what really stood out to you in these videos.

Assignment Expectations:

Two paragraphs x 5-7 sentences each = 10-14 sentences total for each video. Submit your work via text box or file upload as usual.
write as an opinion, do not include reference or work cited.

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