Plays have provided inspiration for feature films almost since the industry's inception. Here are four fine examples of the genre, adapted from works by Arthur Miller, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, and of course William Shakespeare!
Mondays, September 11-October 2, at 6:30 pm
- 9/11: All My Sons (1948) Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster star in Arthur Miller's tragedy about family secrets.
- 9/18: Brief Encounter (1945) David Lean directs this Noel Coward story about two lonely souls who meet at a train station. Featuring music by Rachmaninoff.
- 9/25: Suddenly Last Summer (1959) This bizarre melodrama (even by Tennessee Williams standards) features Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Montgomery Clift.
- 10/02: Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Kenneth Branagh directs himself and Emma Thompson in this colorful adaptation of Shakespeare's sophisticated comedy.