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Shakespeare on Silent Film
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  • Page extent: 340 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.68 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521871990)

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  • Published May 2009

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Shakespeare on Silent Film
Cambridge University Press
9780521871990 - Shakespeare on Silent Film - an Excellent Dumb Discourse - By Judith Buchanan
Table of Contents

Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Acknowledgements
xi
List of abbreviations
xiv
Preface
xvii
Introduction: wresting an alphabet
1
1     Shakespeare without words: the nineteenth-century legacy
23
2     Biograph’s pioneering film of King John (1899)
King John (BMBC: W.K.-L. Dickson and Walter Pfeffer Dando, 1899)
57
3     Conflicted allegiances in Shakespeare films of the transitional era
The Tempest (Clarendon, 1908), Otello (FAI, 1909)
74
4     Corporate authorship: the Shakespeare films of the Vitagraph Company of America
Vitagraph’s 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); Georges Méliès’ La Mort de Jules César (1907); Cines’ Brutus (1910); Thanhouser’s A Winter’s Tale (1910); Film d’Arte Italiana’s Re Lear (1910)
105
5     Pedigree and performance codes in silent films of Hamlet
Hamlet (Gaumont-Hepworth, 1913), Amleto (Rodolfi-Film, 1917)
147
6     Shakespeare films of the 1916 tercentenary
The Real Thing at Last (J.M. Barrie), Macbeth (Triangle-Reliance),Romeo and Juliet (Fox), Romeo and Juliet (Metro)
190
7     Asta Nielsen and Emil Jannings: stars of German Shakespeare films of the early 1920s
Hamlet (Art-Film, 1920), Othello (Wörner-Filmgesellschaft, 1922)
217
Afterword: ‘No tongue, all eyes! Be silent’: performing wordless Shakespeare today
252
Filmography (a) Commercially available Shakespeare films of the silent era (b) General filmography
260
Bibliography
279
Index
299



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