Race

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 03 August 2016 > What's On

If there was a prize for the best film title of the year, it would definitely go to Race, the story of Jesse Owens’ victories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. That single word manages to embody the many facets of a story which encompasses sport, politics and the triumph of the human spirit. The film … Continue reading “Race”

Macbeth: Fact and Fiction

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > What's On

In 2016, Britain is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Kick off the celebrations with the most recent film adaptation of “the Scottish play”, Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the ambitious couple who will stop at nothing to gain and keep power. But how accurate is Shakespeare’s portrayal of … Continue reading “Macbeth: Fact and Fiction”

Brooklyn

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > What's On

Brooklyn is a beautiful coming-of-age story set in 1950s rural Ireland and Brooklyn, New York. A tale of immigration, family duty and love, it was a modern classic as a novel and now a film. Irish author Colm Tóibín* set half the novel in his home town of Enniscorthy, on Ireland’s south-eastern tip, sleepy, rural … Continue reading “Brooklyn”

Competition: Shakespeare Lives in Schools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2016 > Pedagogy

Amongst the many events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the big one for schools will be 2 December: Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day. Why not participate in a class competition on the theme of Macbeth before 31 October? It could become an animated film for the global celebrations in December. The … Continue reading “Competition: Shakespeare Lives in Schools”