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A History of Shakespeare on Screen : A Century of Film and Television - Kenneth S. Rothwell

A History of Shakespeare on Screen

A Century of Film and Television

Paperback Published: 29th December 2004
ISBN: 9780521543118
Number Of Pages: 400

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A History of Shakespeare on Screen chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays from the earliest exhibitions in music halls and nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in megaplexes. Topics include the silent era, Hollywood in the Golden Age, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the television scene to include the BBC plays, the avant-garde cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and non-Anglophone contributions from Japan and elsewhere. This second edition updates the chronology to the year 2003 and includes a new chapter on such recent films as John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. An up-to-date filmography, bibliography, and index of names makes it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while the accessible style will ensure that it also appeals to a wider audience of Shakespeareans and cinephiles.

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List of illustrations
Shakespeare in silence: in search of the æbest class of peopleÆ
HollywoodÆs four seasons of Shakespeare: Kate is heard as well as seen
Laurence Olivier: marketing Shakespeare for the better classes
Orson Welles, auteur: Shakespeare for the arthouses
Shakespeare in the age of electronics: TV, electronovision, videocassette, laser disk, CD-ROM and WWW
Shakespeare in sunny Italy: spectacle and song in Castellani and Zeffirelli
The darker vision: the Shakespeare movie in the age of angst
æOther ShakespearesÆ in other realms: translation, adaptation, transformation and expropriation
Shakespeare movies of different kinds: æcinema of transgressionÆ, derivatives and beyond the fringe
The renaissance of Shakespeare in moving images: across the mall and into the multiplex
Filmography and title
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ISBN: 9780521543118
ISBN-10: 0521543118
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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