An approachable guide to Shakespeare on film, this book establishes the differences between stage and screen. It covers the history of Shakespeare on the screen since 1899, and discusses various modes and conventions of adaptations. Thoroughly updated to include the most recent films, for instance Joss Whedon's 2013 Much Ado About Nothing, it also explores the latest technology, such as DVD and Blu-ray, as well as live stage-to-screen productions. It also includes an exclusive interview with filmmaker John Wyver, discussing his own adaptations for the small screen.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of ContentsList of Illustrations.- Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations/Acronyms.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Introduction.- PART I: SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE OF FILM.- Filming and Staging Shakespeare: Some Contrasts.- The Audience: Individual and Collective Experience.- Imagery: Verbal and Visual.- Bringing It All Together.- PART II THE HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE ON FILM 1899-2014.- Silent Shakespeare.- The Thirties: Hollywood Shakespeare.- The Forties: Olivier and Welles.- The Fifties: Post-war Diversity.- The Sixties and Seventies: Cultural Revolution, Filmic Innovation.- The Nineties: Branagh's Renaissance and the Shakespeare on Film Revival.- Shakespeare on Film in the 21st Century.- PART III COMMUNICATING SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: MODES, STYLES, GENRES.- The Theatrical Mode.- The Realistic Mode.- The Filmic Mode.- The Periodizing Mode.- Film Genre: Conventions and Codes.- Genre Conventions and the Shakespeare Film Adaptation.- A Cross-cultural Shakespeare Adaptation: Kurosawa's Kumonosu-Jo.- PART IV: CRITICAL ESSAYS.- COMEDIES.- Introductory Note.- Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (UK, 1993).- Adrian Noble's A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK, 1996).- Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream (USA, 1999).- HISTORIES.- Introductory Note.- Laurence Olivier's Henry V (UK, 1994).- Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (UK, 1989).- Laurence Olivier's Richard III (UK, 1955).- Richard Loncraine's Richard III (UK, 1995).- TRAGEDIES.- Introductory.- Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (UK/Italy, 1968).- Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (USA, 1996).- Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (UK, 1948).- Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (UK, 1996).- Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (USA, 2000).- Orson Welles's Macbeth (USA, 1948).- Roman Polanski's Macbeth (UK, 1971).- PART V SHAKESPEARE ON THE SMALL SCREEN.- Film, TV and Small Screen Shakespeare.- The BBC-TV Series: Shooting the Complete Canon.- The Stage-Screen Hybrid: Shakespeare on TV/DVD/Blu-ray.- Appendix: Filming Shakespeare for the Small Screen An Interview with John Wyver, Illuminations filmmaker and producer.- References.- Suggested Further Reading.- Select Filmography.- Some Useful Websites.- Glossary of Terms.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for the first edition: 'Comprehensive, reliable and authoritative.' – Robert Shaughnessy, University of Kent, UK
'Hindle's Studying Shakespeare on Film is a storehouse of pedagogical resources and interpretive riches. At once encyclopedic in scope and finely textured in detail, this cinematically literate volume takes Shakespeare films seriously as films. It deftly shows students the way to do the same.' – Richard Rambuss, Emory University, USA
' ... [A] surprisingly approachable examination of the Bard on screen ... ' – Film Review
'Maurice Hindle's study is comprehensive and well-grounded; it is a remarkable guide for students exploring some of the most exciting and influential Shakespeare adaptations; it introduces the reader to detailed critical knowledge and demonstrates the use of filmic language when analysing and discussing Shakespeare on screen.' – Hans Schwarze, Learning, Media and Technology
Praise for the second edition: 'Hindle's Shakespeare On Film is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to studying Shakespeare's plays on screen and essential reading for teachers and students alike.' – Marion Wynne-Davies, University of Surrey, UK
'In this highly recommended second edition of Shakespeare on Film, Maurice Hindle offers a rich, up-to-date survey of cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare. In addition to fascinating case studies and essays on individual films, the book critically engages with how we now view such films in very different ways across a wide range of digital media such as television, DVD and Blu-ray.' – Paul Newland, Aberystwyth University, UK