Chimes at Midnight


"That villainous abominable misleader of youth, Falstaff, that old white-bearded Satan." Primarily an adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight traces the relationship between beloved characters Falstaff and Prince Hal. A new, expert restoration is being reintroduced in theaters across the country.

Deborah Levy


“If you look at the Greek myths, they’re always about unhappy families; Aristotle told us that politics starts in the family—I think that’s true.” Deborah Levy, whose most recent novel, Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton, 2016), is shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, talks about the elements of family in Hamlet that have always haunted her. This video is part of the Hay Festival: Talking About Shakespeare video series celebrating William Shakespeare’s four hundredth anniversary.



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