Thursday’s event pick: Harry Ransom Center’s Shakespeare Film Series at the Austin Film Society

The 1935 film "A Midsummer Night's Dream," starring Dick Powell and Olivia de Havilland, is the first film in the Harry Ransom Center and Austin Film Society's Shakespeare film series. Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures
The 1935 film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” starring Dick Powell and Olivia de Havilland, is the first film in the Harry Ransom Center and Austin Film Society’s Shakespeare film series. Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures

From the stage to the silver screen, the works of William Shakespeare have captivated audiences since the earliest days of his playwriting. Hollywood, reimagining his famed productions, has produced countless films both adapted from and inspired by his works.

In conjunction with “Shakespeare in Print and Performance,” the Ransom Center and Austin Film Society are screening Shakespeare-related films, including Thursday’s 1935 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $10. Marchesa Hall and Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/series-shakespeare-our-contemporary.

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