Akira Kurosawa directs RAN (1985), an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Set in samurai culture of sixteenth-century Japan, the film is a sweeping epic following the warlord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai) after he decides to divide his empire amongst his three sons. The highest budgeted Japanese film in history at the time of its release, RAN employed 1400 extras and 200 horses during production and took Kurosawa 10 years to storyboard. Do not miss the chance to see Kurosawa's masterpiece in a theater!
Presented in partnership with Shakespeare's First Folio: 1623–2023, a public humanities project at Portland State University commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy. For more information, go to: Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623-2023.
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