A History Of Shakespeare On Screen

Author : Kenneth S. Rothwell
ISBN : 0521543118
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A History of Shakespeare on Screen chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays from the earliest exhibitions in music halls and nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in megaplexes. Topics include the silent era, Hollywood in the Golden Age, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the television scene to include the BBC plays, the avant-garde cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and non-Anglophone contributions from Japan and elsewhere. This second edition updates the chronology to the year 2003 and includes a new chapter on such recent films as John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. A filmography, bibliography, and index of names makes it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while the accessible style will ensure that it also appeals to a wider audience of Shakespeareans and cinephiles.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Wave Shakespeare On Screen

Author : Thomas Cartelli
ISBN : 9780745633923
Genre : Drama
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The past fifteen years have witnessed a diverse group of experiments in ‘staging’ Shakespeare on film. New Wave Shakespeare on Screen introduces and applies the new analytic techniques and language that are required to make sense of this new wave. Drawing on developments in Shakespeare studies, performance studies, and media studies, the book integrates text-based and screen-based approaches in ways that will be accessible to teachers and students, as well as scholars. The study maps a critical vocabulary for interpreting Shakespeare film; addresses script-to-screen questions about authority and performativity; outlines varied approaches to adaptation such as revival, recycling, allusion, and sampling; parses sound as well as visual effects; and explores the cross-pollination between film and other media, from ancient to cutting-edge. New Wave Shakespeare on Screen emphasizes how rich the payoffs can be when Shakespeareans turn their attention to film adaptations as texts: aesthetically complex, historically situated, and as demanding in their own right as the playtexts they renovate. Works discussed include pop culture films like Billy Morrisette’s Scotland, PA; televised updatings like the ITV Othello; and art-house films such as Julie Taymor’s Titus, Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard, Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet, and Kristian Levering’s The King is Alive. These films reframe the playtexts according to a variety of extra-Shakespearean interests, inviting viewers back to them in fresh ways.
Category: Drama

A Concise Companion To Shakespeare On Screen

Author : Diana E. Henderson
ISBN : 9781405148887
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Concise Companion presents a multidisciplinary range of approaches to a vast multimedia subject, Shakespeare on screen. Draws on the latest thinking in cultural studies, communications, and comparative media, in dialogue with literary, theatrical and filmic approaches. Organised around themes, such as authorship and collaboration, theatricality, sex and violence, globalization and history. Offers readers a variety of accessible routes into the subject of Shakespeare on screen. Also enables readers to explore fundamental topics in the study of literature and culture more broadly, such as the relationships between elite and popular culture, art and the marketplace, text and image. Includes suggestions for further reading, a bibliography, a filmography, a chronology and a thorough index.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare On Screen

Author : Sarah Hatchuel
ISBN : 9781108298698
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The second volume in the re-launched series Shakespeare on Screen is devoted to The Tempest and Shakespeare's late romances, offering up-to-date coverage of recent screen versions as well as new critical reviews of older, canonical films. An international cast of authors explores not only productions from the USA and the UK, but also translations, adaptations and appropriations from Poland, Italy and France. Spanning a wide chronological range, from the first cinematic interpretation of Cymbeline in 1913 to The Royal Ballet's live broadcast of The Winter's Tale in 2014, the volume provides an extensive treatment of the plays' resonance for contemporary audiences. Supported by a film-bibliography, numerous illustrations and free online resources, the book will be an invaluable resource for students, scholars and teachers of film studies and Shakespeare studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare On Screen

Author : Kenneth Sprague Rothwell
ISBN : UOM:39015046853605
Genre : Film adaptations
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This comprehensive guide covers approximately 400 feature-length films, documentaries, spin-offs, educational films, and excerpts of Shakespeare's plays. A full entry is provided for each major film, including cast, credits, and critical commentary. There are also sections on film and videos on Shakespeare's life and times, theater, poetry, plays, actors, and directors. Also included are an extensive bibliography, a list of archive and resource centers, and distributors. Separate indexes list directors and producers, major series, actors, and production personnel.
Category: Film adaptations

Shakespeare From Stage To Screen

Author : Sarah Hatchuel
ISBN : 1139454323
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? In this 2004 book, Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyse how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. She identifies distinct strategies chosen by film directors to appropriate the plays. Instead of providing just play-by-play or film-by-film analyses, the book addresses the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics, making such theories and concepts accessible before applying them to practical cases. Her book also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all the major films from the 1899 King John, through the adaptations by Olivier, Welles and Branagh, to Taymor's 2000 Titus and beyond. This book is aimed at scholars, teachers and students of Shakespeare and film studies, providing a clear and logical apparatus with which to examine Shakespearean screen adaptations.
Category: Literary Criticism

Frame My Face To All Occasions

Author : Saskia Kossak
ISBN : UOM:39015060569293
Genre : Drama
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“Film has kept turning to most of Shakespeare's work throughout the entire history of the medium. With a renewed boom of Shakespeare on screen in the 1990s, academic awareness of, and interest in this phenomenon has increased drastically and now faces an enormous range of different filmic references to Shakespeare and his work, all classified as 'Skakespearean film'. This book concentrates on one play, Richard III, and explores the possible variants and different types of Skakespearean film by surveying in what different ways and formats Richard III has appeared on screen. While the play has always enjoyed great popularity in performance, especially for its leading part, it is also very complex and has been considered difficult for its references to history, its political entanglements and its strong suggestions of a prevailing moral order of divine retribution. It is the objective of this study to find out how cinema and television as media designed for mass appeal deal with this play.“ -- author.
Category: Drama

Screen Adaptations Shakespeare S King Lear

Author : Yvonne Griggs
ISBN : 9781408144008
Genre : Performing Arts
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This close study of film adaptations of King Lear looks at several different versions (mainstream, art-house and cinematic `offshoots') and discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are many references to the literary text and screenplays and the book also features quotations from directors and critics. There is plenty of discursive material here to support student work on both film and literature courses.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Film

Author : Russell Jackson
ISBN : 9781107495302
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This Companion is a lively collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. Chapters have been revised and updated from the first edition to include the most recent films and scholarship. 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; 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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare On Silent Film

Author : Robert Hamilton Ball
ISBN : 9781134980987
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 1899, when film projection was barely three years old, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was filmed as King John. In his highly entertaining history, Robert Hamilton Ball traces in detail the fate of Shakespeare on silent films from Tree’s first effort until the establishment of sound in 1929. The silent films brought Shakespeare to a wide public who had never had the chance to see his plays in the theatre. And Shakespeare gave the film makers an air of respectability that was badly needed by a medium with a reputation for frivolity. This work, first published in 1968, brings history to life with excerpts from scenarios, from reviews and from contemporary film journals, and with reproduction of stills and frames from the films themselves, including unusual shots of leading screen actors. This is a valuable source book for film experts, enhanced by full notes, bibliography and indexes; a fresh approach for Shakespeareans; and a vivid sketch of a world that has passed for all.
Category: Performing Arts