Tudors and Stuarts on Film: Historical Perspectives

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Film can be an invaluable teaching resource. Tudors and Stuarts on Film provides analyses of films about the Tudor and Stuart period from leading historians. The accuracy of each film is assessed, and they are also placed within the context of the period in which they were made, and the influence they have had on popular conceptions of early modern England.

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Overview

Film can be an invaluable teaching resource. Tudors and Stuarts on Film provides analyses of films about the Tudor and Stuart period from leading historians. The accuracy of each film is assessed, and they are also placed within the context of the period in which they were made, and the influence they have had on popular conceptions of early modern England.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403940711
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,355,502
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN DORAN is Lecturer in Early Modern History at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of many books and articles on the Tudor period, including Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I, Elizabeth I in the British Library Historic Lives series and Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life.

THOMAS S. FREEMAN is the Research Editor for the British Academy John Foxe Project and he is affiliated with the University of Sheffield, UK. He is co-editor (with Sue Doran) of The Myth of Elizabeth and (with Thomas F. Mayer) of Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, c 1400-1700. He is the co-author (with Elizabeth Evenden) of Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs'.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—T.Freeman & S.Doran
• A Tyrant for All Seasons: Henry VIII on Film—T.Freeman
• Saints and Cinemas: 'A Man for All Seasons'—P.Marshall
• 'Anne of a Thousand Days'—G. Richardson
• Lady Jane Grey on Film—C.Levin
• From Hatfield to Hollywood: Elizabeth I on Film—S.Doran
• Before She Was Queen: Presenting Young Elizabeth Tudor in Films, Novel and Some History:J.Richards
• Kapur's 'Elizabeth'—C.Haigh
• Mary Queen of Scots—J.Guy
• The Armada, War and Propaganda in the Cinema—W.Coster
• 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex' and the Romanticization of Eliabethan Politics—P.Hammer
• 'Shakespeare in Love' Elizabeth I as dea ex machina—B.Usher
• Oliver Cromwell and the Civil Wars—J.Morrill
• The Unfilmed Oliver Cromwell—D.Smith
• 'Winstanley'—C.Durston
• Why Don't the Stuarts Get Filmed?—R.Hutton
• Index

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