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Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen - Sarah Hatchuel

Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2005
ISBN: 9780521836241
Number Of Pages: 202

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How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyse how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. She identifies distinct strategies chosen by film directors to appropriate the plays. Instead of providing just play-by-play or film-by-film analyses, the book addresses the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics, making such theories and concepts accessible before applying them to practical cases. Her book also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all the major films from the 1899 King John, through the adaptations by Olivier, Welles and Branagh, to Taymor's 2000 Titus and beyond. This book is aimed at scholars, teachers and students of Shakespeare and film studies, providing a clear and logical apparatus with which to examine Shakespearean screen adaptations.

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"[A] good survey of Shakespeare on stage, from the Globe to the Restoration to Drury Lane and 19th-century realism to cinema." J.M. Welsh, Salisbury University, CHOICE

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Shakespeare, from stage to screen: a historical and aesthetic approachp. 1
From theatre showing to cinema tellingp. 33
Masking film construction: towards a 'real' worldp. 66
Reflexive constructions: from meta-theatre to meta-cinema?p. 94
Screenplay, narration and subtext: the example of Hamletp. 127
Case studiesp. 152
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9780521836241
ISBN-10: 0521836247
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.47