Shakespeare at the Movies- How to Train Your Dragon 2

“There is differency between a grub and a butterfly;
yet your butterfly was a grub. This CORIOLANUS is grown
from man to dragon: he has wings; he’s more than a
creeping thing.”     -Coriolanus Act V, Scene 4

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is bound to be one of the most popular family movies of the summer! The cast comes from various areas of the entertainment industry, from film to television, from comedy to drama. Let’s focus on their Shakespeare related works! Have you seen any of these movies or performances? Let us know in the comments section!


Cate Blanchett (Valka)

Appeared in:

  • Richard II (Sydney Festival, 2009) as Richard II

*This production was part of The War of the Roses, where all of Shakespeare’s Historical plays were condensed into one 8 hour performance!


Gerard Butler (Stoick)

Appeared in:

  • Coriolanus (2011) as Tullus Aufidius
  • Coriolanus (Mermaid Theatre, 1996)


Djimon Hounsou (Drago)

Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (2010) as Caliban

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