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A History of Shakespeare on Screen
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  • 29 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 400 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.53 kg
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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521543118 | ISBN-10: 0521543118)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published November 2004

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$52.99 (R)

This book 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. The new 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 Labours Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. An up-to-date filmography, bibliography, and index of names makes it invaluable as a one-volume reference work. First Edition Hb (1999): 0-521-59404-9 First Edition Pb (2001): 0-521-00028-9

Contents

Preface and acknowledgments to second edition; Preface to first edition; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. Shakespeare in silence: from stage to screen; 2. Hollywood's four seasons of Shakespeare; 3. Laurence Olivier directs Shakespeare; 4. Orson Welles: Shakespeare for the art houses; 5. Electronic Shakespeare: from television to the web; 6. Spectacle and song in Castellani and Zeffirelli; 7. Shakespeare movies in the age of angst; 8. Other Shakespeares: translation and expropriation; 9. Shakespeare in the cinema of transgression, and beyond; 10. The renaissance of Shakespeare in moving images; 11. Shakespeare in love, in love with Shakespeare: the adoration after the millennium.

Review

"...The best book this reviewer has ever read on this subject, this title is a must for any library, where it will serve undergraduates through faculty interested in film and/or Shakespeare." Choice

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