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Shakespeare's Dilemma (2003)

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Shakespearean characters in a modern office setting wrestle with internal politics and pressing deadlines. But more than this, "Shakespeare's Dilemma" represents a view from within.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William R. Vitanyi Jr. ...
Shakespeare / Bill Spears
Carla J. Behr ...
Lady Macbeth / Beth McBride / Narrator
Jonathan Blaine ...
Auditor Othello
Iago / Homeless #6
Marilyn Goellner ...
Elizabeth Ball ...
Matt Merry ...
Kirk Daniels ...
Romeo / Homeless #3
Dorota Swies-Lyons ...
Office Trainee / Orderly Trainee
Ralph Boyles ...
Blare Webb ...
Party Goer #1
Randall McCaslin ...
Party Goer #2
Joe Zalik ...
Party Goer #3
Tom Hoehn ...
Peasant #1 / Party Goer #4
Dennis J. Bradley ...
Peasant #2 / Christmas Shopper


Shakespearean characters in a modern office setting wrestle with internal politics and pressing deadlines. But more than this, "Shakespeare's Dilemma" represents a view from within.

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The film was made possible by the volunteering friends, families, and co-workers of director John C. Lyons and writer William R. Vitanyi Jr.. The entire budget - from costumes, to film festivals, equipment and distribution materials - came to $600 USD. See more »

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Felt Like a Classical Tune
27 July 2004 | by (Edinboro, PA) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to watch Shakespeare's Dilemma with the makers and the casting members during its premiere. I must admit it was a new experience for me.

I remember feeling that the movie reminded me of a classical tune -- a slow beginning, increase of speed in the "body" and an ending that would make you long for more. I felt like it was more of a satire than anything else. I also felt like the writer and the director portrayed a very good and humorous picture of how real life office and internal politics go, and how somehow everything has a technical aspect to it nowadays. All of these were very well "wrapped" in a Shakespearean era theme.

The main thing I remember not liking about the movie was that the editing of the movie (individual takes and clips) seemed pretty obvious. But I am sure the enthusiasm by far covers for it.

I am looking forward to the premiere of the new movie.

I would recommend anyone who are willing to "taste" different things to check this movie out. I know you will feel refreshed after watching it.

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