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Shakespeare on Film : Inside Film - Judith R. Buchanan

Shakespeare on Film

Inside Film

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Incisive, and covering a broad spectrum of Shakespeare films, "Shakespeare on Film" places each individual film in its cultural context and looks at its place in the canon of Shakespearean production as a whole.

  • A historical contextualising of the emergence, growth and developments of Shakespeare on film
  • Textual readings of a broad spectrum of Shakespeare films, from a range of critical perspectives A auteurist, historicist, reception studies
  • Examines questions of identity, taxonomy and labelling A in particular as they are raised by the extensive corpus of silent Shakespeare films, foreign language films and narrative spin-offs
  • Considers the place of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in contemporary culture, and the ways in which the screen has helped not only to reflect but to mould this product

"With its twenty-two high-resolution illustrations and on-the-spot introductions to its various parts, Shakespeare on Film represents an invigorating read and establishes a benchmark for subsequent inquiry." "This is a handy reference point for any student; it is also a cornucopia of scholarship for the dedicated critic." "Ramona Wray, Shakespeare Quarterly"

'Degrees of Remove': Translating the Language, Translating the Story
An Excellent Dumb Discourse: British and American Shakespeare Films, 1899-1916
'Wresting an Alphabet': Continental European Shakespeare Films, 1907-22
Cross-cultural Narrative Rhymes: The Shakespeare Films of Akira Kurosawa
Roguish Interventions: American Shakespearean Offshoots
Moment and Context: How History Works on Story
Historically Juxtaposed Beans (I)
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Film
Historically Juxtaposed Beans (II): shy
The Tempest on Film
Boxing with Ghosts: The Shakespeare Films of Kenneth Branagh
Leaves of Brass and Gads of Steel: Cinema as Subject in Shakespeare Films, 1991-2000
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ISBN: 9780582437166
ISBN-10: 0582437164
Series: Inside Film
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1