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Queen Elizabeth II - Tribute "God Save the King - Queen" Beethoven 7 Variations & Archive Images 4K

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022) - Tribute.

"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow."*
"Good night Sweet Queen: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"***




Music: Seven Variations on "God Save the King - Queen" WoO 78 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1827)
Maximianno Cobra, Piano
Recorded by - TEMPUS Collection and licensed to Shakespeare Network.

Text Excerpts:
* Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Juliet;
** Hamlet: Act 5 scene 2 - Horatio NB: Original text: (...) sweet prince (...)

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Great Britain and Beethoven

"I must show the English a little what a blessing they have in their “God Save the King.”
(Beethoven's diary 1803 - Fischhoff autograph.)

Why would a composer in Austria write sets of variations on the English anthems ‘God save the King’ and ‘Rule Britannia’ in 1803?

‘God save the King’ was highly popular on the Continent. Many composers chose the melody as a theme for variations, one being the renowned Bach biographer Johann Nicolaus Forkel in 1791. Beethoven thus followed a tradition when he used both melodies to represent the English side in Wellington's Victory (1813). Such a motif, however, can only work if there is a clear connection between the country represented and the music. The music must therefore be well known. Moreover, Beethoven revered Britain and the British and harboured strong feelings for the island. There he found glory, honour and praise, not to mention generous publishers and philharmonic societies willing to perform his music. ‘The English’, which for Beethoven meant all British citizens, were an open-hearted nation that he deeply loved.

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Hamlet - Kenneth Branagh - Kate Winslet - Julie Christie - Derek Jacobi - 1996 - Trailer - 4K

Hamlet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Prince Hamlet. The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius, Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude, Kate Winslet as Ophelia, Michael Maloney as Laertes, Richard Briers as Polonius, and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio. Other cast members include Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Ken Dodd.

The film is the first unabridged theatrical film version of Hamlet, running just over four hours. The setting is updated to the 19th century, but its Elizabethan English text remains the same. Blenheim Palace is the setting used for the exterior grounds of Elsinore Castle and interiors were all photographed at Shepperton Studios, blended with the footage shot at Blenheim.

The film received four Oscar nominations for the 69th Academy Awards for Best Art Direction (Tim Harvey), Best Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne), Best Original Score (Patrick Doyle), and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Kenneth Branagh).



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Shakespeare After All - The Later Plays - Lecture 5 - King Lear - Harvard University

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
Master Classes - Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays - Lecture 5: King Lear - 2007
by Prof. Marjorie Garber
Harvard University - Department of English



Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Troilus and Cressida
Lecture 3: Measure for Measure
Lecture 4: Othello
Lecture 5: King Lear
Lecture 6: Macbeth
Lecture 7: Antony and Cleopatra
Lecture 8: Coriolanus
Lecture 9: Pericles
Lecture 10: Cymbeline
Lecture 11: The Winter’s Tale
Lecture 12: The Tempest
Lecture 13: Plenary - Review session

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Hamlet (adaptation) - The Bad Sleep Well - Akira Kurosawa - Official Trailer - 1960 - 4K

Throne of Blood (Japanese: 蜘蛛巣城, Hepburn: Kumonosu-jō, lit. 'Spider Web Castle') is a 1957 Japanese jidaigeki film co-written, produced, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa,. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama. The film stars Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada in the lead roles, modelled on the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Throne of Blood was Kurosawa's second encounter with Shakespeare during his career. In 1960, Kurosawa directed The Bad Sleep Well, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. In 1985, he directed the film Ran, based on King Lear. Despite the changes in setting and language, all three films have received critical acclaim.

CAST Toshiro Mifune: Taketoki Washizu (Macbeth) Isuzu Yamada: Lady Asaji Washizu (Lady Macbeth) Takashi Shimura: Noriyasu Odagura (Macduff) Akira Kubo: Yoshiteru Miki (Fleance) Yōichi Tachikawa: Kunimaru Tsuzuki (Malcolm) Minoru Chiaki: Yoshiaki Miki (Banquo]) Takamaru Sasaki: Lord Kuniharu Tsuzuki (King Duncan)



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Screen Adaptation - Co-Production : MISANTHROPOS – Official Website - [ LINK ]
Adapted by Maximianno Cobra, from Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens", the film exposes the timeless challenge of social hypocrisy, disillusion and annihilation against the poetics of friendship, love, and beauty.

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The Taming of the Shrew - Meryl Streep and Raul Julia - Kiss Me Petruchio - 1978 - HD REMASTERED

New York Shakespeare Festival Productions

Director: Christopher Dixon
Producer: Joseph Papp
Contributors: Meryl Streep; Raul Julia; Wilford Leach

A documentary about the 1978 stage production of The Taming of the Shrew by the New York City Shakespeare company at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Includes scenes from the production, interviews with Meryl Streep (Kate) and Raul Julia (Petruchio) as well as an introduction by producer Joseph Papp and audience commentary.



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Misanthropos or The Life of Timon of Athens - Feature Film - Principal Photography Concluded

Feature Film Misanthropos or The Life of Timon of Athens - a film by Maximianno Cobra - The II Principal Photography has been concluded - May 2022 -  thanks to the unwavering commitment and love to the craft of both our cast and crew.

The filming process will be completed in the next weeks with complementary transitional footage and we will be ready to start a thrilling, complex and long Post-production process.

We must tip our hat and express our deepest gratitude to those who made this production possible since 2017.

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