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Published by: Birmingham Festival Theatre

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Jaygann Ayeh; directors=Rob Ashford; creator=William Shakespeare; review=King Leontes of Bohemia (Sir Kenneth Branagh) suspects his wife, Hermione (Miranda Raison), and his friend, Polixenes (Hadley Fraser), of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life; Country=UK; genres=Drama. Afin d'obtenir l'expérience optimale de, veuillez mettre votre navigateur à jour. Si vous utilisez Internet Explorer, suivez la procédure correspondant à votre installation sur cette page. Autrement, nous vous suggérons d'installer et d'utiliser Google Chrome.


Things to do, Film events Time Out says For those of us who were unable to book it to London to see Judi Dench dominate as Paulina of Sicily in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, we have got the next best thing: an onscreen broadcast of the sold-out show. Stage shows altered for the screen can turn sloppy, but with directing duties in the hands of live musical maven Rob Ashford ( The Sound of Music Live! ) and modern-day Shakespeare spokesman Kenneth Branagh ( Much Ado About Nothing, Thor), this screening is sure to sparkle. Details Users say () 5 out of 5 stars.

Brisbane's entertainment scene has so much to offer these days. Opera, ballet and theatre on the big screen has allowed us to share experiences from New York, Milan and London. Now the Dendy Portside presents three Kenneth Branagh productions from the Garrick Theatre, London � The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and The Entertainer. Initially, The Winter's Tale begins with a Dickensian Christmas, with Branagh's Leontes playing with his young son, and rejoicing in the company of his friend, Polixenes. But jealousy intrudes, as the friendship between Polixenes and Leontes' wife Hermione becomes a double irritant for Leontes � the possible loss of a friend, and the apparent infidelity of his wife. Despite all of his closest advisors telling him that his suspicions are groundless, Leontes will not be told, thereby, through a major misjudgement, setting in place disastrous consequences. Shakespeare often writes about how the decisions of the powerful affect whole communities, and this play explores the themes of abuse of power, and the nature and extent of forgiveness. Judi Dench plays the role of Paulina not as a shrill shrew, as often is the case, but as an unflinching and courageous teller of truth to power. Her performance alone makes this performance memorable. Rarely has one seen unflinching integrity and loyalty so convincingly portrayed. Branagh's nuanced depiction of an honourable and well-meaning man who is betrayed by a character flaw makes us want to warm to him as well, despite his disastrous misjudgements. Miranda Raison's Hermione gives strength and life to a character who could so easily have been a cardboard cut-out of wounded virtue. Jessie Buckley's Perdita lends a sensual joie de vivre to Leontes's exiled daughter. Given that The Winter's Tale is one of the lesser known plays of the bard, we should be careful to avoid spoilers. Suffice it to say that (as one might expect) Branagh's production explores many facets of human nature � warmth and loyalty and courage, tragedy and the cost of flawed decisions, hurt and remorse, and the strengths and limitations of repentance and reconciliation. Once again as with most of Shakespeare's plays, he gives us a world more complex than we can take in, and emotions which ring true and deep. This is a great play, superbly directed and performed.

Critics Consensus No consensus yet. Tomatometer Not Yet Available TOMATOMETER Total Count: N/A Coming soon Release date: Nov 30, 2015 Audience Score Ratings: Not yet available Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale Ratings & Reviews Explanation Movie Info Experience the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, captured live from the Garrick Theatre in London when Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment bring the timeless production to cinemas nationwide for only one night on Monday, November 30. Rating: NR Genre: Directed By: Written By: In Theaters: Nov 30, 2015 limited Box Office: $230, 100 Runtime: 180 minutes Studio: Fathom Events Cast Critic Reviews for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale Audience Reviews for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale There are no featured audience reviews for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale at this time. See All Audience Reviews Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale Quotes Movie & TV guides.


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