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Roman Polanski, 1971


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 7 PM

Roman Polanski’s Macbeth is a bloody realization of Shakespeare’s tale of a Scottish lord who becomes king through treachery and murder.

Produced in the wake of wife Sharon Tate’s murder by the Manson family, Polanski took many liberties with his source material. For example, his film portrays Lady Macbeth in a highly unconventional manner and developes the character of Ross far beyond anything suggested in the original play. Macbeth met with mixed reviews, with some condemning the graphic violence and others praising Polanski’s visual style. With Jon Finch and Francesca Annis. (140 mins., 35mm)

Based on the Play by William Shakespeare is programmed in conjunction with The Year of Shakespeare, which celebrates the culmination of the initial three-year partnership between The Ohio State University and the Royal Shakespeare Company and is sponsored by Ohio State's Arts Initiative as part of that partnership. Cosponsors for The Year of Shakespeare are the Wexner Center for the Arts, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at the Ohio State University Libraries.

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