Live Broadcasting – Urania Film Theater – Shakespeare Memorial Day


Invitation to a special cultural event in Budapest!

Shakespeare Live from  RSC – Conceived and Directed by Georgory Doran.

Within the coming three days on April, 23., will be the 400 anniversary of the death of the genius creator William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was born on this day in 1564, 400 years ago and also died on the same day in 1616.  Well-known that Shakespeare has inspired operas, ballets, theater performances and musical productions.

Marking the anniversary will be organized a grand gala evening at the Urania Film Theater, where his drama  Romeo and Juliet,  directed by Franco Zeffirelli 1968 will be screened. (The 1968 art film won the Best Film and Best Costume Design Oscar Award.  The British Film Institute digitized and restored it to this year’s Shakespeare-year commemorative occasion.) The scenery and costumes will catch the audience the eyes of the real renaissance feeling and as for the ears the music of Godfather composerNino Rota’s romantic melodies will fill the air. The live broadcast of the British Royal Shakespeare Company will be a fantastic commemorative show (The British Royal Shakespeare Company is located in the Renaissance poet and playwright’s hometown Stratford-upon-Avon).  In addition to the live music of classical art forms deposits enrich the program, including two awesome singers Rufus Wainwright and Gregory Porter.

Including will be the British Royal Ballet and the English National Opera troupe as well. Also grand actors contributing as: Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.

The evening is hosted by Scottish actor – David Tennant.

In other countries of Central and Eastern Europe only will be the first in screening at the Urania Film Theater in Budapest, later on other city’s film theaters in Hungary as: Miskolc, Szeged, Szolnok, Szentendre and Szombathely the audience may be at the screenings.

The distributor is the Pannonia Entertainment Ltd., within co-operation of the British Embassy, the British Council and the British Chamber of Commerce.

Before the mediation at 9 p.m., the UK’s ambassador to Hungary HE Lian Lindsay and director – Audrey YoungBritish Council will say a toast. Thereafter at 9.30 p.m.  the audience will be taken back in time to the scene of Verona. The film goes on in English language with Hungarian translation.

The film projection and tickets to the live broadcasting of the gala on April, 23. are available at the Urania Film Theater’s ticket office and on its website.


Update by Aggie Reiter

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