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Christmas CDs, NPR, and Bollywood Hamlet | Bard in Multimedia

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Hello all, Steven here again to bring you all that you the latest offerings of the Bard in Multimedia. This week we have Christmas CDs, the Bard getting translated into Turkish, and much more–so, without further ado, let’s dive right in to Bard in Mulitmedia:

New  Christmas CD Featuring Shakespeare along with Other Authors on its Way:

Christmas CDs, NPR, and Bollywood Hamlet | Bard in Multimedia shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare In this week's Bard in Multimedia Steven let's us know about a movie and a Christmas CD that is centered on Shakespeare.

Hermione Norris, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley and Stephen Tompkinson

A new Christmas themed CD will soon be available set to classical music and featuring the like of Joanna Lumley and Jim Broadbent speaking the words of Shakespeare and other famous authors. Entitled Christmas Words For You the album will be a spoken word album that features poems and other writings recited by Lumley and others focusing on what else, but Christmas. According to Lumley,  “This album demonstrates that the words of over 500 years ago are as relevant today as they were then. There is a magic about Christmas that transcends centuries.”


Haider Shakespeare’s Hamlet as A Bollywood Film:

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most performed plays around the world. Now it has another distinction to add its long list of accomplishments it has now been turned into a Bollywood or Indian film. Entitled Haider this version sets Hamlet in Kashmir, the disputed region of India during the 90’s. Written by  Basharat Peer, a journalist and author-the movie takes the story of Hamlet and gives it a twist. To find out more about the movie you can find the NPR interview with Mr Basharat Peer here.


Indie Memphis Film Festival to Screen Romeo and Juliet in Harlem:

The Indie Memphis Film Festival will be screening the film Romeo and Juliet in Harlem Saturday November 1, 2014 at 9:45pm in the Hattiloo Theatre. Set in Harlem in New York, this is a modern day retelling of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Aleta Chappelle and starring Harry Lennix the film is 110 minutes long. Both Lennix and Chappelle have been invited to attend the screening.

Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet in Harlem.



Well that is all for this week’s Bard in Multimedia. Don’t forget to check out R and J (the webseries). I will be sharing my thought on it next week as the series debuts on this coming Friday. Also don’t forget to to send any Shakespeare news you may have to editor@theshakespearestandard.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google +. See you all next week.

Author Steven

Steven has been with The Shakespeare Standard since its inception in 2009. He has had an interest in Shakespeare since acting in A Midsummer Night's Dream in college. You can reach him directly at faustmarlowe23@gmail.com. He currently works as an editor for Foolery with the column of MEMEnto Merry.

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