Shakespeare and Film A Norton Guide

ISBN-10: 0393927652
ISBN-13: 9780393927658
Edition: 2008
Authors: Samuel Crowl
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Description: A lively, concise introduction to film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays from the silent era to the present,Shakespeare and Filmpays particular attention to the most influential directors' cinematic portrayals of the plays, offering insightful  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

A lively, concise introduction to film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays from the silent era to the present,Shakespeare and Filmpays particular attention to the most influential directors' cinematic portrayals of the plays, offering insightful close readings of the elements of filmcamera work, editing, music, acting, montage, among othersthat students can use as models for their own writing and analysis. The book includes a glossary of film and critical terminology and annotated selected bibliographies and filmographies; it also includes 25 images.

Samuel Crowl, Trustee Professor of English at Ohio University, has long been a major figure in Shakespeare and film. In Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide, Crowl brings his award-winning teaching to an undergraduate audience. The author of three previous books on Shakespeare and film--Shakespeare Observed (1992), Shakespeare at the Cineplex (2003), and The Films of Kenneth Branaugh (2006)--and numerous articles in leading journals, Crowl has recently been nominated to be a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America, and the Bookstall at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre bears his name.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Shakespeare on Film and Television
A Brief Guide to Film Grammar and Rhetoric
A Brief History of Shakespeare on Film
Establishing Shot: History
Close-up: Major Directors I: Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and Kenneth Branagh
Close-up: Major Directors II: Akira Kurosawa, Grigori Kozintsev, and Franco Zeffirelli
Long Shot: Shakespeare and Television
Wide Angle: The Films of the 1990s
Analyzing Shakespeare on Film
Auteurs and Actors: Camera, Editing, Music, and Acting
Deep Focus: Text and Context
Depth of Field: Text and Image
Montage: Beginnings and Signature Shots
Soliloquies and Scenes: Adapting Stage Conventions to the Screen
Appendices
Glossary of Basic Film and Critical Terminology
Selective Bibliography
Selective Filmography
Index

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