4. This was Lawrence Bridges’ first major documentary film, made in 2003 for the National Endowment for the Arts. Actors Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Christina Applegate, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael York, Julie Taymor, and Bill Pullman along with school children and lovers of Shakespeare give testimony to the power and importance of Shakespeare. Why Shakespeare? makes a compelling case for the study and performance of his plays and sonnets at all levels, and the transformative effect it can have in the lives of inner city youth.
5. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2, Page 6.
6. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act 3, Scene 3. The illustration on this page is from “Anonymous”, the film version of the book by Mark Anderson, directed by Roland Emmerich. You can find a copy of this great film here.
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