Tuesday, March 15th, 2016...9:00 am

Three Hamlets film series

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The Harvard Film Archive and Houghton Library are partnering to screen three critically acclaimed adaptations of Shakespeare’s most enduring play, beginning with Laurence Olivier’s 1948 classic on Monday, March 21 at 7pm.


Laurence Olivier on the set of Hamlet (1948). TCS 30

Join curators Dale Stinchcomb and Peter Accardo for a free pre-show tour of the exhibition, Shakespeare: His Collected Works at 6pm in Houghton Library’s Edison & Newman Room. On display will be Roger Furse’s Academy Award-winning set designs for the film.


Set design by Roger Furse for Scene I in charcoal and pastel, 1948. MS Thr 200


Publicity still, 1948. TCS 30

For more information about the series, visit the Harvard Film Archive. Tickets are available 45 minutes before show time at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center. Screenings are free for all Harvard students with ID.

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