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From the Publisher"Tom Cartelli and Katherine Rowe are outstanding guides to the fascinating (and often daunting) cinematic world of ‘New Wave Shakespeare.’ Rich in insight and elegantly argued, this is by far the best book I’ve read about Shakespeare on film."
James Shapiro, Columbia University, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
"In case anyone thought the tide was ebbing on Shakespeare and film, here are Cartelli and Rowe riding the ‘new wave’ like pro surfers. As brilliant as film analysts as in their understanding of Shakespeare and his current cultural contexts, they are expert guides to a fascinating range of film adaptations and to subtle and provocative ways of thinking about the motive to adapt Shakespeare, about the strategies these films use, and about the theoretical models we can use to understand them. I learned much from every chapter – and so will my students as they engage in my courses with all that this book so clearly and helpfully encourages them to consider."
Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame
"Though now well established as an important branch of Shakespeare research and instruction, the study of Shakespeare on film has to keep moving to keep abreast of technological change, fresh talent and new audiences. By focusing on work that is contemporary, innovative and experimental, Cartelli and Rowe shift the paradigms of Shakespeare on film, and facilitate new interactions between critical, cultural, textual and media studies."
Graham Holderness, University of Hertfordshire, author of Visual Shakespeare