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This is the first film in Barnes' 'Shaw vs. Shakespeare' series, considered by experts to be among the finest educational films ever made. Here is wonderful introduction to Barnes as an insightful and witty interpreter of Shakespeare on film, the opening film of the triptych focusing on George Bernard Shaw’s belief that, although Shakespeare’s play was superior to his own, the treatment of the character of Caesar was not. Shaw, as written by Barnes, prefers a Caesar whose strength-of-purpose is more in keeping with a conqueror, than Shakespeare’s pessimistic, indecisive leader. Starring Donald Moffat, Susan Grossman, Richard Kiley, and Frances Sternhagen. This is the first in a 3 part series. To view the following two, visit: http://www.archive.org/details/shaw_vs_shakespeare_2
For the remarkable story of the creation of these films, visit www.afana.org/99chrono.htm and scroll down to the date of Thursday, 15 April 1999.
October 22, 2018 Subject:
Donald Madden, The Shakespearean Great no one knows!
This first part of this three part series is interesting to watch, especially due to The Shakespearean GREAT, actor DONALD MADDEN. Although his part of Marc Anthony is small (his role is expanded in part two), you get a glimpse of his talent and his experience with the genre. Enjoy it all, but remember Mr. Madden!