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Almost Shakespeare : reinventing his works for cinema and television

Author: James R Keller; Leslie Stratyner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the past two decades, Othello has tried out for the basketball team, Macbeth has taken over a fast food joint and King Lear has moved to an Iowa farm--Shakespeare is everywhere in popular culture. This collection of essays addresses the use of Shakespearean narratives, themes, imagery and characterizations in non-Shakespearian cinema. The essays explore how Shakespeare and his work are manipulated within the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Television adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Almost Shakespeare.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
(DLC) 2004017517
(OCoLC)56064764
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Keller; Leslie Stratyner
ISBN: 9780786481033 078648103X
OCLC Number: 643876183
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 197 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner --
The politics of culture : the play's the thing / Patrick Finn --
Imitation as originality in Gus van Sant's My own private Idaho / Andrew Barnaby --
Shakespeare transposed : the British stage on the post-colonial screen / Parmita Kapadia --
Suture, Shakespeare, and race, or, What is our cultural debt to the bard? / Ayanna Thompson --
Cinema in the round : self-reflexivity in Tim Blake Nelson's O / Eric C. Brown --
Sex, lies, videotape-and Othello / R.S. White --
The time is out of joint : Withnail and I and historical melancholia, or, Camberwell carrots and Shakespeare / Aaron Kelly and David Salter --
Horatio : the first CSI / Jody Malcolm --
Teen scenes : recognizing Shakespeare in teen film / Ariane M. Balizet --
An aweful rule : safe schools, hard canons, and Shakespeare's loose heirs / Melissa J. Jones --
Prospero's pharmacy : Peter Greenaway and the critics play Shakespeare's mimetic game / Dan DeWeese --
Shakespeare film and television derivatives : a bibliography / Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner.

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