Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Drama, Period and Historical, Romance
Written towards the end of his life as a playwright, The Tempest remains one of Shakespeare's most mysterious and epic plays. This contemporary film adaptation tells the story of Prospera, an alchemist who is convicted of witchcraft by her brother and exiled from her kingdom along with her four-year-old daughter. Accompanied by a group of intriguing characters, they soon find themselves marooned on a peculiar island, unaware that one of their party is responsible for the shipwreck. A battle for power soon erupts and Prospera finds herself at the centre of the action. This retelling of Shakespeare's beguiling play combines the original language with modern film-making techniques, often dazzling visuals, and intriguing narrative decisions (such as gender-swapping important characters) to offer a fresh take on classic material.
A film guide that looks at Shakespeare In Love (1998), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This resource provides a range of activities based on the 1908 silent adaptation of the play.
This timeless family musical, one of cinema's much loved productions, sees young Dorothy escape Kansas for the Technicolor land of Oz.
All ages 98 mins
Available to stream
Loud and colourful adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play about two star-crossed lovers from bitterly feuding families.
11+ years 115 mins
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To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, we supported the production of Shakespeare-inspired youth-made shorts as part of our See It, Make It programme.
Reading time 8 mins
Freelance writer and filmmaker James Clarke explains just why Shakespeare's plays have such a long and varied history of big screen adaptations.
Reading time 5 mins
Golden Globe Award-winner Sir Ian McKellen talks Shakespeare on Screen in support of the BFI theme
Reading time 5 mins
English teacher Kate Rooney discusses the benefits of the Teach First programme and explains how and why she introduced film into her teaching practises.
Reading time 4 mins
We're celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death through events, screenings, resources, and more.
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