Shakespeare In The Cinema / Edition 1

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A comprehensive look at film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“[This] readable and informative book … revels in how celluloid and electronics have challenged traditional ways of looking at Shakespeare.” — Cineaste

“Stylishly written … readers experience the films as situated within a historical and cultural matrix that extends beyond ‘Shakespeare-speak’ to reveal their own history.” — SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900

“…of value to anyone interested in how Shakespeare has been cinematically imagined, co-opted, and consumed as art and as popular culture in the last century.” — Sixteenth Century Journal

“…discusses the teams that collaborate to modify and make Shakespeare entertaining for film audiences … [Buhler] offers a wide scope and a lot of sense.” — Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance

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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Buhler is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


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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