Readherea review of Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Hamletwhich is
now at the Barbican until 31 October 2015. The production is sold
out, but 30 £10 day tickets are made available to buy in person to every
across the stage with an athletic intensity, he is walking in the footsteps of
the greats; among them Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Peter O’Toole,
Kenneth Branagh and most recently, David Tennant.
Although Benedict Cumberbatch
is best known for his film and television roles, he undoubtedly knows classical
theatre. He first performed in Shakespearean plays such
asRomeo and Juliet, Love’s
Labour’s LostandA Midsummer Night’s Dreamearly in his career. He
has appeared in films such asAtonement, Amazing Grace and Star Trek Into Darkness, and
was the star of the TV seriesSherlock,
receiving three Emmy award nominations for the role. ForThe Imitation Game, about British cryptographer Alan
Turing during the Second World War, he received an Oscar nomination. According to Henry Hitchings, the theatre critic on the London Evening Standard, Benedict Cumberbatch is "a charismatic Hamlet, energetic but also pensive."
Bride and Prejudiceis a
2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The
screenplay is a Bollywood-style
adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was
filmed in English, with some Hindi and Punjabi dialogue. The film
released in the United States on 11 February 2005 and was well received by film
critics. Needless to say, it has always been one of my favourite movies!
This is a romantic comedy about a nostalgic
screenwriter who is on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family and has experiences
there that change his life. In fact, he finds himself puzzlingly going back to
the 1920s every day at midnight. Here you can read The New York Times review of the movie.
film is sort of a daydream for American lit majors. It opens with a couple on
holiday in Paris with her parents. Gil and Inez are officially in
love, but maybe what Gil really loves is Paris in the springtime. He's a hack
screenwriter from Hollywood who still harbors the dream of someday writing a
good novel and joining the pantheon of American writers whose ghosts seem to
linger in the very air he breathes: Fitzgerald, Hemingway and the other legends
of Paris in the 1920s. Continue readinghere.
on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel, The
Last Song is set in a small Southern
beach town where a separated father gets a chance to spend the summer with his
unenthusiastic teenage daughter, who would rather be at home in New York. He
tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common, music.
I saw this beautiful and romantic period film on TV several months ago and, quite obviously, I loved it!
It takes a look at the year leading up to and first few years of Victoria on the English throne. It shows the struggle and difficulties of being a lonely child growing up in a repressive background at Kensington Palace before becoming the queen that would have the longest standing reign in all of British history. The film also depicts the life of a married monarch, that is to say the marriage between Victoria and Albert, a true love story for the ages.
the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild
bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight
again bent down and broke their tender limbs." Henry David Thoreau
Emily Brontë was born in Thornton,Yorkshire,Englandon 30 July 1818. She produced only onenovel,Wuthering Heights (1847), a highly imaginative novel of passion
and hate set on the Yorkshire moors, which is considered one of the greatest novels in the history of literature. Click here to learn everything about Emily Brontëand her single novel. Here you can find my previous post on Wuthering Heights.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not
characters. A character is a caricature.
public's acquaintance with the personal life of Ernest Hemingway was perhaps greater
than with any other modern novelist. He was well known as a sportsman and "bon vivant" ... He became a legendary figure, wrote John W. Aldridge, "a kindof twentieth-century Lord Byron; and like Byron, he
had learned to play himself, his own best hero, with superb conviction. He was
Hemingway of the rugged outdoor grin and the hairy chest posing beside a marlin
he had just landed or a lion he had just shot; he was Tarzan Hemingway,
crouching in the African bush with elephant gun at ready, Bwana Hemingway commanding
his native bearers in terse Swahili; he was War Correspondent Hemingway writing
a play in the Hotel Florida in Madrid while thirty Fascist shells crashed
through the roof; later on he was Task Force Hemingway swathed in ammunition
belts and defending his post single-handed against fierce German attacks."