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Shakespeare and World Cinema radically re-imagines the field of Shakespeare on film, drawing on a wealth of examples from Africa, the Arctic, Brazil, China, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Tibet, Venezuela, Yemen and elsewhere. Mark Thornton Burnett explores the contemporary significance of Shakespeare cinema outside the Hollywood mainstream for the first time, arguing that these adaptations are an essential part of the story of Shakespearean performance and reception. The book reveals in unique detail the scope, inventiveness and vitality of over seventy films that have undeservedly slipped beneath the radar of critical attention and also discusses regional Shakespeare cinema in Latin America and Asia. Utilising original interviews with filmmakers throughout, it introduces new auteurs, analyses multiple adaptations of plays such as Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet and pioneers fresh methodologies for understanding the role that Shakespeare continues to play in the international marketplace.Read more
- Concentrates on non-Anglophone film adaptations of Shakespeare and engages with the depth and diversity of Shakespeare films across the world
- Discusses seventy-four recent Shakespeare films from countries such as Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Madagascar and Tibet
- Includes originally commissioned research interviews with eighteen film directors so readers will be able to appreciate personal reflections on the film-making process
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"Thornton Burnett's work is fascinating, challenging, and at times, astoundingly beautiful in its vivid descriptions of scenes and performances that many of us might never see."
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- Date Published: October 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107559561
- length: 290 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 151 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.4kg
- contains: 25 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Auteurs:
1. Alexander Abela
2. Vishal Bhardwaj and Jayaraaj Rajasekharan Nair
Part II. Regional Configurations:
3. Shakespeare, cinema, Latin America
4. Shakespeare, cinema, Asia
Part III. Plays:
6. Romeo and Juliet
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