A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television

Cambridge University Press, 28.10.2004 - 380 Seiten
"A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays from the earliest exhibitions in music halls and nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in megaplexes. Topics include the silent era, Hollywood in the Golden Age, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the television scene to include the BBC plays, the avant-garde cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and non-Anglophone contributions from Japan and elsewhere. This second edition updates the chronology to the year 2003 and includes a new chapter on such recent films as John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. An up-to-date filmography, bibliography, and index of names make it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while the accessible style will ensure that it also appeals to a wider audience of Shakespeareans and cinephiles."--BOOK JACKET.

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Shakespeare in silence from stage to screen
Hollywoods four seasons of Shakespeare
Laurence Olivier directs Shakespeare
Orson Welles Shakespeare for the art houses
Electronic Shakespeare from television to the web
Spectacle and song in Castellani and Zeffirelli
Shakespeare movies in the age of angst
Other Shakespeares translation and expropriation
The renaissance of Shakespeare in moving images
Shakespeare in love in love with Shakespeare the adoration after the millennium
Chronological list of films
Filmography and title index
Name index

Shakespeare in the cinema of transgression and beyond

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Über den Autor (2004)

Kenneth S. Rothwell is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He was the co-founder and co-editor with Bernice W. Kliman of the Shakespeare on Film Newsletter. He co-chaired the Shakespeare on Film seminar at the Tokyo 1991 World Shakespeare Congress, and he produced the Shakespeare on Film Festival at the Los Angeles 1996 World Shakespeare Congress. He compiled with Annabelle Henkin Melzer Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (1990), and 'Occasional Paper no. 8', a monograph on Shakespeare silent films for the International Shakespeare Association (2000) series.

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