Movie News: Remembering Franco Zeffirelli


Famed Italian director Franco Zeffirelli passed away on June 15, 2019. He Is the director behind some of our most well-loved Shakespeare adaptations. He also directed opera and theater and worked up until his death at 96.

To learn more about his life and varied accomplishments, check out this New York Times articleopens a new window. For movie lovers out there, take a look at how he brought Shakespeare to mass audiences through his films Romeo & Juliet (1968) and Hamlet (1990) among others. While he has made some of our best known film adaptations of classic works, he has remained huge as a director of over-the-top, opera productions. Take a look at what the library has to offer.

Turandot

Jane Eyre

Jesus of Nazareth

Discovering Franco Zeffirelli

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