Shakespeare on Film

Shakespeare on Film

by Maurice Hindle

Paperback(2nd ed. 2015)

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ISBN-13: 9781137286840
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/25/2015
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2015
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Maurice Hindle is an independent writer and scholar. He is currently Visiting Fellow in the Department of English at The Open University, and a Trustee of the Rose Playhouse, London's first Tudor Theatre on Bankside. He also managed to completion in 2013 the AHRC-funded project he devised for De Montfort University, Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT), a collaboration with the V&A Museum, London. Among other publications, he has edited the Penguin Classics Editions of Dracula, Frankenstein and Caleb Williams.

Table of Contents

List 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.

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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

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