Cymbeline director Michael Almereyda talks to Word and Film about why he took on an updated version of one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works.
He says, “It just seemed like an exciting alternative to doing the most familiar, the most performing play by doing the least performed or lesser-known plays. And again, when I say lesser known, Shakespeare’s not unknown. At one point, the distributor had a trailer saying ‘Shakespeare’s lost masterpiece.’ It’s never been lost and not many people call it a masterpiece, but the fact that it’s Shakespeare means it’s still on a very high plane and it’s still rich.”
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