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Shakespeare : the two traditions

Shakespeare : the two traditions

Author: Herbert R Coursen
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The purpose of this book is to examine recent productions of Shakespeare on stage and film and to lay out some interpretive guidelines for responding to the scripts as recreated in these two very different formats and within the conflicted environment of shifting critical paradigms. The two traditions - Shakespeare on stage and Shakespeare on film - have experienced a midair collision with postmodernism. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coursen, Herbert R.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1999
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert R Coursen
ISBN: 0838637744 9780838637746
OCLC Number: 39024829
Description: 271 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Shakespeare on Stage --
1. Histories in an Era of Post-History: The Shakespeare Theatre's Henry V and Henry VI and the Public Theater's Henry VI --
2. The Perils of Postmodernism and of Minimalism: Three Tempests and One Macbeth --
3. Recent Hamlet Productions and Historicism --
4. When Hamlet Goes Wrong: Shakespeare Repertory --
pt. 2. Shakespeare on Film --
5. Filming Richard III: Olivier, Loncraine, and Pacino --
6. Two Excellent Offshoots: Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Branagh's A Midwinter's Tale --
7. Two Tragedies of Wrong Conclusions: Parker's Othello and Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet --
8. Filming Comedy: Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night --
9. Searching for Hamlet: Branagh's Film.
Responsibility: H.R. Coursen.


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