Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television / Edition 1

Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television / Edition 1

by Anthony Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521435730

ISBN-13: 9780521435734

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Toward the end of the 1980s it looked as if television had displaced film as the photographic medium for bringing Shakespeare to the modern audience. In recent years there has been a renaissance of Shakespearean film by directors such as Kenneth Branagh, Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Greenaway, and Christina Ezard. In this volume, a range of writers study the best known…  See more details below

Overview

Toward the end of the 1980s it looked as if television had displaced film as the photographic medium for bringing Shakespeare to the modern audience. In recent years there has been a renaissance of Shakespearean film by directors such as Kenneth Branagh, Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Greenaway, and Christina Ezard. In this volume, a range of writers study the best known and most entertaining film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays, with particular attention given to the work of Olivier, Zeffirelli and Kurosawa, and to the BBC television series. The volume also includes a survey of previous scholarship and criticism as well as a comprehensive filmography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521435734
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare on film and television: a retrospect Anthony Davies; 2. Shakespeare on the screen: a selective filmography Graham Holderness and Christopher McCullough; 3. Two-dimensional Shakespeare: King Lear on film Peter Holland; 4. Verbal-visual, verbal-pictorial or textual-televisual? Reflections on the BBC Shakespeare series Michele Willems; 5. Two types of television Shakespeare Neil Taylor; 6. Shakespeare's comedies on film Russell Jackson; 7. The English history play on screen Michael Manheim; 8. A world elsewhere: the Roman plays on film and television Samuel Crowl; 9. Zeffirelli's Shakespeare Ace G. Pilkinton; 10. The films of Hamlet Neil Taylor; 11. Filming Othello Anthony Davies; 12. Representing King Lear on screen: from metatheatre to 'metacinema' Kenneth S. Rothwell; 13. Kurosawa's Shakespeare films: Throne of Blood, The Bad Sleep Well, and Ran Robert Hapgood; 14. Macbeth on film: politics E. Pearlman.

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