Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale (2016)

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On Monday, February 16, 2016 as part of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, the Folger hosted a screening of Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale, a live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Garrick Theatre in London. Due to its popularity, an encore screening was presented on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Shakespeareʼs timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption was reimagined in this new production, co-directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. The Winter’s Tale starred a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione), Michael Pennington (Antigonus), John Shrapnel (Camillo) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Learn more about the production on here.