Henry James on Stage and Screen

Henry James on Stage and Screen

by John Bradley
     
 
In the 1890s, when Henry James tried to achieve fame and financial security by turning to the theatre, he was unceremoniously booed off the stage. Since the 1940s and 50s his fiction has nevertheless been consistently interpreted by composers and film directors, culminating in the recent film adaptations of his novels by Merchant-Ivory, Jane Campion and Iain Softley.

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In the 1890s, when Henry James tried to achieve fame and financial security by turning to the theatre, he was unceremoniously booed off the stage. Since the 1940s and 50s his fiction has nevertheless been consistently interpreted by composers and film directors, culminating in the recent film adaptations of his novels by Merchant-Ivory, Jane Campion and Iain Softley. Henry James on the Stage and Screen traces this historical development.

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As we learn in the opening essay, in the 1890's James himself tried to write for theater, with no success. Half a century later, James's work began appearing on stage and on screen, including recent films (all discussed here) by Merchant-Ivory, Jane Campion, and Iain Softley. Bradley (former editor, , and writer and editor of studies on Henry James) has selected 15 essays by writers and professors of English that trace the work of James in opera, film, theater, and the BBC. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333792148
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/25/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL ANESKO Lecturer in English and American Studies, Pennsylvania State University
NEIL BERRY Writer
ELIZABETH BRAKE Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama
DAVID CROSS Lecturer in English Literature, University College London
MICHELLE DEUTSCH Manager of Technology Projects, London Office of a United States Investment Bank
MARK EATON Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma City University
MICHAEL HALLIWELL Director of Creative Work and Research, Sydney University Conservatorium of Music
PHILIP HORNE Reader in English, University College London
MARICA IAN Associate Professor of Modern British and American Literature, Rutgers University
RICHARD A. KAYE Assistant Professor of English, Davidson College, North Carolina
DAVID VAN LEER Professor of English, University of California
SHELDON M. NOVICK Scholar in Residence, Vermont Law School
PETER SWAAB Lecturer in English, University College London
JOHN CARLOS ROWE Lecturer in Cultures of the United States and Critical Theory, University of California
VAL WILSON Lecturer in English, International House London

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