So far I’ve only come across bad reviews for the new Romeo and Juliet film adaptation (which worries me, but seems to confirm the early suspicions I had about the project - I remember using the term Downton Verona - all style, little substance). Has anyone who follows me seen it yet? I’m wondering if it’s worth seeing it in the cinema, or if it’s a wait ‘til it hits DVD kind of film. In other news the folks at The Globe aren’t that happy with Julian Fellowes’s comments re: his adaptation of the language in the new film.
One of the symposium participants, Hollywood actor Harry Lennix (who starred in the 1999 film adaptation, Titus), recently produced an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays. H4 is set in contemporary Los Angeles to explore political struggles in the black community.