Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals

Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals

by Bethany Latham


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786437184
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/2011
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bethany Latham is an associate professor and electronic resources/documents librarian at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Reference Reviews and Library Journal. She is managing editor of The Historical Novels Review.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

1 Why Elizabeth I? A Look at the Life and Times of the Historical Elizabeth 3

2 The Silent Era: Divas and Aristocrats 16

Les Amours de la Reine Élisabeth (1912) Sarah Bernhardt 16

The Virgin Queen (1923) Diana Manners 34

3 Hollywood's Golden Age: Bette Davis and Big-Budget Historicals 40

Mary of Scotland (1936) Florence Eldridge 41

Fire Over England (1937) Flora Robson 65

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Bette Davis 76

The Sea Hawk (1940) Flora Robson 90

Young Bess (1953) Jean Simmons 101

The Virgin Queen (1955) Bette Davis 113

4 Hollywood, A.D.: Elizabethan Career Woman to Pop Culture 130

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) Glenda Jackson 130

Elizabeth (1998) Cate Blanchett 148

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Cate Blanchett 165

5 Glimpses of Elizabeth: The Bit Parts 179

Orlando (1992) Quentin Crisp 179

Shakespeare in Love (1998) Judi Dench 183

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Helena Bonham Carter 186

6 Serialized Elizabeth: The Miniseries 191

Elizabeth R (1971) Glenda Jackson 191

Blackadder II (1986) Miranda Richardson 216

Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen (2005) Anne-Marie Duff 220

Elizabeth I (2005) Helen Mirren 239

7 Semper Eadem: The Evolving Elizabeth 267

Chapter Notes 273

Bibliography 277

Index 283

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