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Shakespeare on silent film : an excellent dumb discourse

Author: Judith Buchanan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why was Shakespeare such attractive source material for the silent film industry? How were silent Shakespeare films marketed, distributed, exhibited and received? Drawing on a wealth of primary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: 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: Judith Buchanan
ISBN: 9780521871990 0521871999 9781107403727 1107403723
OCLC Number: 310959608
Description: xxiii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : wresting an alphabet --
Shakespeare without words : the nineteenth-century legacy --
Biograph's pioneering film of King John (1899). King John (1899) --
Conflicted allegiances in Shakespeare films of the transitional era. The Tempest (1908) ; Otello (1909) --
Corporate authorship : the Shakespeare films of the Vitagraph Company of America. Julius Caesar (1908) ; Macbeth (1908) ; Romeo and Juliet (1908) ; Othello (1908) ; The Merchant of Venice (1908) ; A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909) ; King Lear (1909) ; Twelfth Night (1910) ; La Mort de Jules César (1907) ; Brutus (1910) ; A Winter's Tale (1910) ; Re Lear (1910) --
Pedigree and performance codes in silent films of Hamlet. Hamlet (1913) ; Amleto (1917) --
Shakespeare films of the 1916 tercentenary. The real thing at last ; Macbeth ; Romeo and Juliet (Fox) ; Romeo and Juliet (Metro) --
Asta Nielsen and Emil Jannings : stars of German Shakespeare films of the early 1920s. Hamlet (1920) ; Othello (1922) --
Afterword : "No tongue, all eyes! Be silent" : performing wordless Shakespeare today.
Responsibility: Judith Buchanan.

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