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Shakespeare on film

Author: Maurice Hindle
Publisher: London ; New York : Palgrave, 2015.
Series: Macmillan education
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"An approachable guide to Shakespeare on film, this book establishes the differences between stage and screen. It covers the history of Shakespeare on the screen since 1899, and discusses various modes and conventions of adaptations. Thoroughly updated to include the most recent films, for instance Joss Whedon's 2013 Much Ado About Nothing, it also explores the latest technology, such as DVD and Blu-ray, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Hindle
ISBN: 9781137286857 1137286857 9781137286840 1137286849
OCLC Number: 910073144
Description: xviii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE OF FILM --
Filming and Staging Shakespeare: Some Contrasts --
The Audience: Individual and Collective Experience --
Imagery: Verbal and Visual --
Bringing It All Together --
THE HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE ON FILM 1899-2014 --
Silent Shakespeare --
The Thirties: Hollywood Shakespeare --
The Forties: Olivier and Welles --
The Fifties: Post-war Diversity --
The Sixties and Seventies: Cultural Revolution, Filmic Innovation --
The Nineties: Branagh's Renaissance and the Shakespeare on Film Revival --
Shakespeare on Film in the 21st Century --
COMMUNICATING SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: MODES, STYLES, GENRES --
The Theatrical Mode --
The Realistic Mode --
The Filmic Mode --
The Periodizing Mode --
Film Genre: Conventions and Codes --
Genre Conventions and the Shakespeare Film Adaptation --
A Cross-cultural Shakespeare Adaptation: Kurosawa's Kumonosu-Jo --
CRITICAL ESSAYS --
COMEDIES --
Introductory Note --
Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (UK, 1993) --
Adrian Noble's A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK, 1996) --
Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream (USA, 1999) --
HISTORIES --
Introductory Note --
Laurence Olivier's Henry V (UK, 1994) --
Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (UK, 1989) --
Laurence Olivier's Richard III (UK, 1955) --
Richard Loncraine's Richard III (UK, 1995) --
TRAGEDIES --
Introductory --
Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (UK/Italy, 1968) --
Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (USA, 1996) --
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (UK, 1948) --
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (UK, 1996) --
Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (USA, 2000) --
Orson Welles's Macbeth (USA, 1948) --
Roman Polanski's Macbeth (UK, 1971) --
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SMALL SCREEN --
Film, TV and Small Screen Shakespeare --
The BBC-TV Series: Shooting the Complete Canon --
The Stage-Screen Hybrid: Shakespeare on TV/DVD/Blu-ray --
Appendix: Filming Shakespeare for the Small Screen --
An Interview with John Wyver, Illuminations filmmaker and producer --
References --
Suggested Further Reading --
Select Filmography --
Some Useful Websites --
Glossary of Terms.
Series Title: Macmillan education
Responsibility: Maurice Hindle.

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An approachable guide to Shakespeare on film, this book establishes the differences between stage and screen. Thoroughly updated to include the most recent films, for instance Joss Whedon's 2013 Much  Read more...

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Praise for the first edition: "Comprehensive, reliable and authoritative." - Robert Shaughnessy, University of Kent, UK "Hindle's Studying Shakespeare on Film is a storehouse of pedagogical resources Read more...

 
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