ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE presents

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SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY ON FILM

DIRECTED BY PHYLLIDA LLOYD | WITH HARRIET WALTER

JULIUS CAESAR

OCT 9-15

HENRY IV

OCT 16-22

THE TEMPEST

OCT 2329

TRILOGY MARATHON WEEKEND

OCT 30  – NOV 1
Binge-watch all three films any time during the Marathon weekend

STREAMING FREE

Filmed live at Donmar Kings Cross, London (December 2016)

 


“The productions are riveting and intense, and the performances often spectacular… There’s never a bad time to think about power, violence, and the state, but perhaps now is a particularly good time for that.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES, OCT. 8, 2020

 

Phyllida Lloyd’s gripping films of the groundbreaking Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare Trilogy, in which women play all the parts originally written for men, could not be more timely. Lloyd’s metatheatrical approach made the actors inmates in a women’s prison assuming the characters in Shakespeare’s plays and the consequences of social and criminal justice inequities are especially relevant. The casts, led by Harriet Walter, evoke with gusto that raw, tragic pain we are reliving today.

Shot in front of a live audience in London at the Donmar Warehouse King’s Cross in December 2016, the films were edited to include separately shot, hand-held and GoPro footage, breaking the formality of the traditional live camera “capture” of stage productions and bringing the audience into the center of the action with thrilling immediacy.

The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy made their live U.S. premieres at St. Ann’s Warehouse: Julius Caesar in 2013, Henry IV in 2016, and The Tempest in 2017.

A Donmar Warehouse / Illuminations Production
Producers: John Wyver, Kate Pakenham
Cinematography: Rhodri Huws
Editors: Jo Anne Dixon, Dyl Goch

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS:
SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
TALKS

STREAMING FREE OCT 26 – NOV 1

For St. Ann’s Warehouse and American Express® Card Members.
Members received an access email with URL and password on OCT 26.

Want more of Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy? Come check in with our heroines about what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage. Join Director Phyllida Lloyd, Executive Producer Kate Pakenham, Harriet Walter and cast members as they reflect on how the Shakespeare Trilogy inspired them and changed the world.

Both talks are available ON DEMAND from OCT 26 at 6pm thru NOV 1 at 11:59pm ET.

TALK 1: WHAT CHANGED?
What happened after the Trilogy: personally, professionally, and in the world?
Director Phyllida Lloyd, moderator
Actors: Jackie Clune, Clare Dunne, Leah Harvey


TALK 2: VISIONARY ACTIVISM
What does it look like?
Executive Producer Kate Pakenham, moderator
Actors: Jenny Jules, Martina Laird, Harriet Walter


Want insider access to these exclusive events?

BECOME A MEMBER, JOIN A CIRCLE, or learn more about AMERICAN EXPRESS EXPERIENCES to gain access before NOV 1.

For Questions on access or membership, please contact Zac Walker at [email protected].


REVIEWS: THE Shakespeare Trilogy

5 red stars

“This all-female stage version of Shakespeare crackles with energy… Lloyd’s camerawork is creative, using iPhone footage and GoPros alongside more traditional cinematography to create a sense of immediacy.” THE GUARDIAN

Julius Caesar

“Gripping and illuminating.
This Julius Caesar generates a higher testosterone level than any I have seen.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

Henry IV

“Seriously entertaining. A rousing all-female cast. Ms. Walter was born to play Henry IV. Jade Anouka’s sheer kinetic youthfulness is irresistible. [Clare] Dunne’s Prince Hal has the fiery radiance of not just a royal heir but also a hedonist high on cocaine.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

The Tempest

“Exhilarating… Ecstatic Energy…
The most entertaining Tempest I’ve ever seen…”
THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

“This is dynamic theatre, much more close-up and urgent than event cinema… It’s exhilarating to be shown a Shakespeare which is tangibly alive on screen.”
THE SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“A multilayered act of liberation.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“One of the most important theatrical events of the last twenty years.”
THE OBSERVER

 

Harriet and Phyllida talking.

Film introduction from Director Phyllida Lloyd and Harriet Walter
Watch it here>>

Phyllida talking.

Translating the Stage to Film: An interview with Director Phyllida Lloyd
Read it here>>

Harriet looking directly ahead and slightly smiling.

Radio interview with Harriet Walter about 'Trilogy on Screen'
Listen here>>


The Shakespeare Trilogy is free to watch on-demand, no registration required.

The Shakespeare Trilogy on Film is available with English subtitles, these can be switched on with the ‘closed caption’ button at the bottom of the video.

To support the Donmar Warehouse and the artists involved in the films, please consider streaming the films on Broadway HD or purchasing the DVDs at OpusArte.com.

Broadway HD logo with tagline: Broadway Your Way.  Opus Arte


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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

TUES OCT 20 | 4:30-5:30PM

In partnership with the Department of Education Arts Office Theater Program, we are offering a one-time-only interactive WORKSHOP on director Phyllida Lloyd’s transformative vision of JULIUS CAESAR to Middle / High School Students with teaching artist Marisol Rosa-Shapiro. She will engage with students about LLoyd’s unique approach to language and casting of Shakespeare’s famous tragedies (Shakespeare for All) and how they respond to current social and criminal justice inequities.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 718-834-8794 x117

COLLEGE BEHIND BARS — A DOCUMENTARY FILM
A Ken Burns Presentation
Directed By Award-Winning Filmmaker Lynn Novick

Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees — and a chance at new beginnings — from the Bard Prison Initiative, one of the country’s most rigorous prison education programs.

WATCH HERE


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