Session sixty-three, Illegal_Cinema


Film screening proposed by Daniel Gallant, followed by discussion.

Shakespeare On The Move
This event is based on a series of lectures and workshops that I presented in New York City for the 92nd Street Y. During the session, we will read aloud selected scenes from two Shakespeare plays and then screen several film adaptations of those scenes.

The first play will be Macbeth; we’ll look at excerpts from film adaptations by Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa. We’ll concentrate on Act I, scene vii and Act III, scene iv.

The second play will be Henry V; we’ll watch excerpts from screen adaptations directed by Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier. The main scene we’ll focus on is Act IV, scene iii.

Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, as well as a writer, producer, actor, and teacher. Daniel is the recipient of a 2016 Eisenhower Fellowship and an alumnus of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program. He previously served as the Director of Theater and Talk Programming at the 92nd Street Y’s Makor and Tribeca centers, and has produced theater, music and charity events throughout New York City. Daniel has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Crain’s New York, the Daily News, Time Out New York and Voice of America; and on MTV, NBC, NY1, CBS, NPR, Univision, the BBC and other networks. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Howlround, Shotgun Honey, BK Nation and anthologies from TCG, Vintage Books and Applause.