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Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A film of an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, performed at the Bridge Theatre in London, available via the National Theatre in the UK's NT At Home. Starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun. Available to watch for free via YouTube till 7pm UK time on Thursday 2 July. (More about the production, including a full cast list.) [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jun 28, 2020 - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Q grants Riker godlike power, yet surprisingly, he doesn't use it to give himself an awesome beard. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 4, 2020 - 26 comments

Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing  Season 47, Ep 9

Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Jan 11, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: The King

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Nov 4, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 4, 2017 - 2 comments

Space: 1999: Death's Other Dominion  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 14

Back after another long break, and given the lack of any inter-episode continuity within most of Season One I'm jumping ahead to 'Death's Other Dominion', featuring BRIAN BLESSED. (Also, lots and lots of Shakespearean thesping, and one of the series' more memorable denouements.) [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Nov 26, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Jan 17, 2016 - 7 comments

Slings and Arrows: Geoffrey's Return  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

A farewell; a return; a new career opportunity, twice; another return.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Aug 10, 2014 - 8 comments

Slings and Arrows: Oliver's Dream  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

A show opens; a show doesn't open; the past is revisited; the future is changed. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Aug 3, 2014 - 25 comments

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