Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This lively Companion is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. An international team of leading scholars discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives: as works of art in their own right; as products of the international movie industry; in terms of cinematic and theatrical genres; and as the work of particular directors from Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles to Franco Zeffirelli and Kenneth Branagh. They also consider specific issues such as the portrayal of Shakespeare's women and the supernatural. The emphasis is on feature films for cinema, rather than television, with strong coverage of Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. A guide to further reading and a useful filmography are also provided.
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Russell Jackson is Allardyce Nicoll Professor of Drama in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham
|List of contributors|
|A note on references|
|Introduction: Shakespeare, films and the marketplace|
|Adaptation and Its Contexts|
|From play-script to screenplay|
|Video and its paradoxes|
|Critical junctures in Shakespeare screen history: the case of Richard III|
|Shakespeare and movie genre: the case of Hamlet|
|Genres and Plays|
|The comedies on film|
|Filming Shakespeare's history: three films of Richard III|
|Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear on film|
|The tragedies of love on film|
|The Shakespeare films of Laurence Olivier|
|Orson Welles and filmed Shakespeare|
|Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet and King Lear|
|Franco Zeffirelli and Shakespeare|
|Flamboyant realist: Kenneth Branagh|
|Looking at Shakespeare's women on film|
|National and racial stereotypes in Shakespeare films|
|Shakespeare the illusionist: filming the supernatural|
|Shakespeare's cinematic offshoots|