30th November 2005

 

MAMET AND SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN

 

Film versions of classic plays by David Mamet and William Shakespeare will be screened at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

The university’s Drama Department is currently screening two strands of films - ‘Modern American Drama’ and ‘Restoration to Melodrama’ – for the benefit of students and members of the public.

 

On Tuesday 6th December David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, directed by James Foley and starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin and Kevin Spacey, will be shown in the Cargill Lecture Theatre.

 

Mamet’s intense drama follows the fortunes of a group of salesmen in a real estate office engaged in a desperate contest to sell the most leads in a week.

 

Then on Thursday 8th December Laurence Olivier’s 1955 version of Shakespeare’s Richard III, starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Claire Bloom, and Cedric Hardwicke, will be shown in the Co-op Lecture Theatre.

 

This version is unusual in that it begins with the last few scenes of Henry VI Part Three before moving into Shakespeare’s text of Richard III as ‘improved’ by the 18th-century dramatist Colley Cibber.

 

Both screenings begin at 5pm.

 

Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend on a first come, first served basis, but places are limited.

 

If you would like to see the films please call Professor Michael Earley on Lincoln 886942 to reserve a place.

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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