Shakespeare In The Cinema / Edition 1

Shakespeare In The Cinema / Edition 1

by Stephen M. Buhler
     
 

Offering a comprehensive look at the strategies that filmmakers have employed in adapting Shakespeare’s plays to the cinema, this book investigates what the task of Shakespearean adaptation reveals about film in general and focuses on patterns and approaches shared by various cinematic works. Buhler provides concise histories of each general strategy, which… See more details below

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Offering a comprehensive look at the strategies that filmmakers have employed in adapting Shakespeare’s plays to the cinema, this book investigates what the task of Shakespearean adaptation reveals about film in general and focuses on patterns and approaches shared by various cinematic works. Buhler provides concise histories of each general strategy, which include non-illusionistic cinema, documentary interpretations, mass-market productions, transgressive and transnational cinema, and approaches that see film as either distinct from the stage or as an extension of theatrical traditions. The book spans more than a century of film, starting with the 1899 King John and extending through Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julie Taymor’s Titus, and later releases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791451403
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/29/2001
Series:
SUNY Series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
0.52(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: The Shakespeare Test

2. Ocular Proof: Three Versions of Othello

3. Documentary Shakespeare

4. Shakespeare and the Screen Idol

5. Shakespeare the Filmmaker

6. The Revenge of the Actor-Manager

7. Transgressive, in Theory

8. Gaining in Translation

9. Conclusion: The Next Century of Shakespeare

Works Cited

Index of Shakespearean Plays and Films

General Index

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