18 Set “Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal” by Robin Phillips
“Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal” is a sensational experiment. The film is the result of a combination of skills and passions, well complemented by the expert eye of Robin Phillips. It is also necessary to underline how this film is a new, fundamental step towards that auteur cinema aware of the other expressive means, towards which cinema stands as a new synthesis and elaboration. In this sense it is a work capable of reflecting on that dialogue between theater and cinema, which has always accompanied film creation.
This new investigation into the works of William Shakespeare, with an innovative taste, finds identity not only in form but also in content. The research carried out by the director in this film is articulated as a fascinating and evocative narrative. A real storytelling therefore, created with wisdom, which finds its best expression in the interpretation of Robin Phillips, here author, director and actress. Phillips’ artistic and productive effort is clearly evident on the screen: the wealth of sources, images and details, combined with a great attention to staging, make this film a completely successful experiment. “Behind the name SHAKESPEARE” is therefore a film of impressive breadth, capable of reconciling the virtues of cinema and those of theater and uniting them with the depth of its story. Hopefully Robin Phillips will delve further into this wonderful cinematic quest.