As part of Shakespeare Lives, our global programme marking the 400th anniversary of the great playwright’s death, we’re joining forces with the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and the British Embassy in Athens to present a unique cinematic tribute to Shakespeare with a selection of the most inspiring adaptations of his work for the big screen.
Four classic films will bring the works of Shakespeare to life in a series of screenings to be held between November 2016 and February 2017 at the Maurice Saltiel Hall and Aimilios Riadis Hall at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
Four leading filmmakers along with a team of exceptional actors and crews will join the Thessaloniki audience and highlight the timelessness of Shakespeare’s work with the following films:
- Wednesday 16 November 2016 | 21.00
Henry V (1944) directed by Laurence Olivier
- Wednesday 14 December 2016 | 21.00
King Lear (1971) directed by Peter Brook
- Wednesday 18 January 2017 | 20.00
Macbeth (1971) directed by Roman Polanski
- Wednesday 8 February 2017 | 20.00
The Tempest (1979) directed by Derek Jarman*
* Contains nudity.
The film screenings will be introduced to the audience with short presentations by Greek cinema and theatre experts.
Admission is free with entry tickets, which will be distributed one hour prior to each screening.