shakespeare-richard iii compare

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Beverly Anderson Mr. Kibbee Shakespeare: From Stage to Screen 30 August 2010 Richard III Shakespeare is timeless. His plays have been read, preformed, and studied for hundreds of years. The themes and concepts that are incorporated in his works can be applied to generations. When Shakespeare wrote his plays, one can assume that he wanted his audience to be engaged and interested with the characters on stage, no matter when it was being preformed. It has been 419 years since Richard III was written. Yet, people can still relate to the ideas in the play. McKellen’s version of Richard III is better than Olivier’s version because McKellen does exactly what Shakespeare wanted; he adapts the play into a way that modern people can understand and enjoy. McKellen’s version of Richard III takes place in the early to mid 1900’s. The film begins at a party in the castle. The upperclassmen of England have come together to celebrate the end of the war. Modern technologies are seen, like a microphone and a tank.
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course MATH 2070 taught by Professor Disalvo during the Fall '10 term at West Chester.

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