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Apocalyptic Shakespeare : essays on visions of chaos and revelation in recent film adaptations

Author: Melissa Croteau; Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Films covered include Titus, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Almereyda's Hamlet, Revengers Tragedy, Twelfth Night, The Passion of the Christ, Radford's The Merchant of Venice, The Lion King, and Godard's King Lear, among others. Essays chart the apocalyptic mise-en-scènes, disorienting imagery, and topsy-turvy plots of these films, using apocalypse as a theoretical and thematic lens"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Croteau; Carolyn Jess-Cooke
ISBN: 9780786433926 0786433922
OCLC Number: 298304655
Description: viii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : beginning at the ends / Melissa Croteau --
The "great doom's image" : apocalyptic trajectories in contemporary Shakespearean filmmaking / Ramona Wray --
Apocalyptic paternalism, family values, and the war of the cinemas; or, how Shakespeare became posthuman / Courtney Lehmann --
Liberty's taken, or how "captive women may be cleansed and used" : Julie Taymor's Titus and 9/11 / Kim Fedderson and J. Michael Richardson --
Post-apocalyptic spaces in Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet / Richard Vela --
Celluloid revelations : millennial culture and dialogic "pastiche" in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000) / Melissa Coteau --
The revenger's tragedy in 2002 : Alex Cox's punk apocalypse / Gretchen E. Minton --
The plague in filmed versions of Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth night / Carl James Grindley --
The politics of apocalypse : interrogating conversion in Mel Gibson's The passion of the Christ and Michael Radford's The merchant of Venice / Adrian Streete --
Disney's "war efforts" : The lion king and Education for death; or Shakespeare made easy for your apocalyptic convenience / Alfredo Michel Modenessi --
Four funerals and a bedding : Freud and the post-apocalyptic apocalypse of Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear / Anthony R. Guneratne --
"The promised end" of cinema : portraits of apocalypse in post-millennial Shakespearean film / Carorly Jess-Cooke.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Croteau and Carolyn Jess-Cooke.

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A collection of essays that examines the ways in which Shakespeare films portray anxieties of an impending global wasteland, technological alienation, spiritual destruction, and the effects of  Read more...

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