Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

by A. Guneratne
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403967881

ISBN-13: 9781403967886

Pub. Date: 11/07/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity elucidates the ways in which Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon has influenced the development of nearly every dimension of cinema. Challenging many deeply-embedded assumptions of theories of literature, film, media studies, art history, aesthetics, and the social sciences, Guneratne

Overview

Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity elucidates the ways in which Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon has influenced the development of nearly every dimension of cinema. Challenging many deeply-embedded assumptions of theories of literature, film, media studies, art history, aesthetics, and the social sciences, Guneratne proposes a theory of adaptation that encompasses and relates the artistic products of a wide range of cultures separated by time and geographical distance, social and aesthetic conventions, and traditions of performance and spectatorship. An erudite and entertaining examination of interactions of words, images, music, dance, and theatrical styles, this book is an innovative history of the most globally pervasive medium of entertainment and a multidisciplinary insight into the continuing influence of the most revered and universal of Renaissance dramatists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403967886
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/07/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Reconstituting King John Screening Hamlet's Aura Featuring the Bard Avant-garde Shakespeares Genre, Style, and the "Politique des Auteurs" in Orson Welles's Shakespeare Text, Intertext, Subtext and Post-Modern Approaches to Shakespeare

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