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Shakespeare and the Moving Image

Shakespeare and the Moving Image
The Plays on Film and Television

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Anthony Davies, Graham Holderness, Christopher McCullough, Peter Holland, Michele Willems, Neil Taylor, Russell Jackson, Michael Manheim, Samuel Crowl, Ace G. Pilkinton, Anthony Davies, Kenneth S. Rothwell, Robert Hapgood, E. Pearlman
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  • Date Published: October 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521435734

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  • Toward the end of the 1980s it looked as if television had displaced film as the photographic medium for bringing Shakespeare to the modern audience. In recent years there has been a renaissance of Shakespearean film by directors such as Kenneth Branagh, Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Greenaway, and Christina Ezard. In this volume, a range of writers study the best known and most entertaining film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays, with particular attention given to the work of Olivier, Zeffirelli and Kurosawa, and to the BBC television series. The volume also includes a survey of previous scholarship and criticism as well as a comprehensive filmography.

    • Up-to-date coverage, including the latest Much Ado about Nothing by Branagh
    • Flexible arrangement of essays allows reader to home in on an individual film, or Shakespearean play, or director
    • 22 pictures from the whole range of films
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Given the recent explosion of interest in Shakespeare on film, this strong collection (which includes Graham Holderness and Christopher McCullough's useful compendium of Shakespeare on film) offers an excellent and timely overview." SEL

    "Anthony Davies and Stanley Wells have assembled something like a compact encyclopedia of Shakepeare on film and video. ...the critical review and bibliography in the introduction as well as individual articles make the volume the most useful source book for this area up to 1994." R. Thomas Simone, Shakespeare Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521435734
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Shakespeare on film and television: a retrospect Anthony Davies
    2. Shakespeare on the screen: a selective filmography Graham Holderness and Christopher McCullough
    3. Two-dimensional Shakespeare: King Lear on film Peter Holland
    4. Verbal-visual, verbal-pictorial or textual-televisual? Reflections on the BBC Shakespeare series Michele Willems
    5. Two types of television Shakespeare Neil Taylor
    6. Shakespeare's comedies on film Russell Jackson
    7. The English history play on screen Michael Manheim
    8. A world elsewhere: the Roman plays on film and television Samuel Crowl
    9. Zeffirelli's Shakespeare Ace G. Pilkinton
    10. The films of Hamlet Neil Taylor
    11. Filming Othello Anthony Davies
    12. Representing King Lear on screen: from metatheatre to `metacinema' Kenneth S. Rothwell
    13. Kurosawa's Shakespeare films: Throne of Blood, The Bad Sleep Well, and Ran Robert Hapgood
    14. Macbeth on film: politics E. Pearlman.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Shakespeare in Film
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    Anthony Davies

    Stanley Wells


    Anthony Davies, Graham Holderness, Christopher McCullough, Peter Holland, Michele Willems, Neil Taylor, Russell Jackson, Michael Manheim, Samuel Crowl, Ace G. Pilkinton, Anthony Davies, Kenneth S. Rothwell, Robert Hapgood, E. Pearlman

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