Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Classics at the Movies

Film and literature lovers can unite at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

The Classics at the Movies

Attention theater geeks and lit-wits alike, Bryn Mawr Film Institute hosts a screening of playwright Jo Clifford’s version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations.

You might have been disappointed with past adaptations of the Dickens’ tale. The novel has been adapted to fit the silver screen––some might recall the 1998 film version staring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. But fitting the classic for West End or Broadway seemed nearly impossible until the Scottish playwright, Clifford, took on the translation.

The Institute’s screening was originally performed at the Vaudeville Theater in London, England, featuring long-time British actress, Paula Wilcox playing the role of Miss Havisham, and upcoming star Taylor Jay-Davies, as young Pip. The production promises a heart-wrenching and honest portrayal of one of Dickens’ most beloved stories.

Sunday, March 31, 2013, 1:00p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, General Admission: $20 BMFI Members: $18 Students with ID: $10, http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/films/?id=803

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