Kenneth Branagh Essays
“A Little Touch of Harry”: Intimacy and “Twin-Born” Kings
Henry V (Film)
Though in the beginning of Kenneth Branagh’s screen adaptation of Henry V Derek Jacobi implores that we try to “think” when the players speak of Agincourt that we “see” the commotion (Prologue. 27), we soon realize that pretending is not...
Whether Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Deserve Sympathy: Hamlet and Its Film Adaptations 12th Grade
Hamlet (1996 Film)
To some extent, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two figures who are manipulated unfairly by both Claudius in the scheming, and Hamlet in his tricks, and one can therefore see them sympathetically as victims to more powerful people; nonetheless,...
A Comedy Without a Resolution: Character Fates in 'Twelfth Night' and Its 1988 Version 11th Grade
Twelfth Night (1988 Film)
In the resolution of most of Shakespeare’s comedies, the main characters, almost without exception, find love and happiness. However, this is certainly not the case in Twelfth Night. Whilst the marriages of Olivia and Sebastian, and Orsino and...