Lancaster University

Alongside the primary film screenings running at The Dukes during the Season of Shakespeare, Lancaster University are hosting their own film screenings to provide a further forum for academics, enthusiasts and the general public alike.

These film screenings will be held in
Fylde Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University from 5.00-8.00 p.m.

Entry to these film screenings are free, however, reasonable numbers are needed to make this worthwhile so please contact Helen Davies to reserve a seat.

  • 20th January – Measure for Measure
  • 27th January – Othello
  • dir. Trevor Nunn, starring Willard White, Imogen Stubbs, IanMcKellan
  • 3rd February – All’s Well That Ends Well
  • dir. Elisha Moshinsky, BBC Shakespeare (U)
  • 24th February – Macbeth
  • dir. Trevor Nunn, starring Ian McKellan and Judi Dench (PG)
  • 3rd March – Coriolanus 
  • dir. Ralph Fiennes
  • 10th March – Hamlet   *SPECIAL FEATURE*
  • dir. Sven Gade and Heinz Schall (Germany, 1921), starring Asta Nielsen
  • A remarkable silent film version of Hamlet in which Claudius and Gertrude have a daughter, disguise her and bring her up as a prince. In the midst of the action-packed plot (including scenes of Hamlet at Wittenberg University with fellow students Horatio, Rosencrantz, Guildernsten and Fortinbras) a subtext of the star-crossed love between Hamlet and Horatio is subtly woven.
  • 17th March – The Tempest