A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television / Edition 2

A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television / Edition 2

by Kenneth S. Rothwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521835372

ISBN-13: 9780521835374

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television 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,…  See more details below

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A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television 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 Labour's Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. An up-to-date filmography, bibliography, and index of names make 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835374
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1Shakespeare in silence : from stage to screen1
2Hollywood's four seasons of Shakespeare27
3Laurence Olivier directs Shakespeare47
4Orson Welles : Shakespeare for the art houses69
5Electronic Shakespeare : from television to the web91
6Spectacle and song in Castellani and Zeffirelli119
7Shakespeare movies in the age of angst136
8Other Shakespeares : translation and expropriation160
9Shakespeare in the cinema of transgression, and beyond192
10The renaissance of Shakespeare in moving images219
11Shakespeare in love, in love with Shakespeare : the adoration after the millennium248

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