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Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

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ISBN-10: 1403967881

ISBN-13: 9781403967886

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anthony R. Guneratne

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Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity elucidates the ways in which Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon has influenced the development of nearly every dimension of cinema. Challenging many deeply-embedded assumptions of theories of literature, film, media studies, art history, aesthetics, and the social sciences, Guneratne proposes a theory of adaptation that encompasses and relates the artistic products of a wide range of cultures separated by time and geographical distance, social and aesthetic conventions, and traditions of performance and spectatorship. An erudite and entertaining examination of interactions of words, images, music, dance, and theatrical…    
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 346
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
What's in a Name? Or, Something like an Introduction
Reconstituting King John: Victorian Theatrical Photorealism and the Protocinema of Adaptation
Featuring the Bard: Frederick Warde's Shakespeare and the Transformation of American Cinema
The Exfoliating Folio, or Transnational and International Avant-Gardes from Bernhardt's Hamlets to Hollywood's Europeans
Genre, Style, and the Politique des Auteurs: Orson Welles versus "William Shakespeare"
Six Authors in Search of a Text: The Shakespeares of Van Sant, Branagh, Godard, Pasolini, Greenaway, and Luhrmann
Notes
Works Cited
Index