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Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear

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Victoria Bladen, Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, Samuel Crowl, Melissa Croteau, Rachael Nicholas, Lois Leveen, Pierre Kapitaniak, Diana E. Henderson, Douglas M. Lanier, Jacek Fabiszak, Courtney Lehmann, Sylvaine Bataille, Anaïs Pauchet, Peter Holland, José Ramón Díaz Fernández
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  • Date Published: August 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108446891

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  • The third volume in the re-launched series Shakespeare on Screen is devoted to film versions and adaptations of King Lear. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the chapters provide new insights and perspectives on what constitutes 'Learness' in a range of films, TV productions, translations, free retellings and appropriations from around the world. Taking 'screen' in its broader sense, it also covers digital material such as video archives, internet movies and YouTube videos. The volume features an invaluable film-bibliography and accompanying online resources include additional essays and an expanded version of the film-bibliography.

    • An in-depth study of Shakespeare's King Lear on screen, showing the enduring relevance of the play and the themes it tackles
    • Explores films and TV productions from the US and UK and explores translations, free retellings and appropriations from Japan, Australia, France, Poland and Russia
    • Emphasizes the new media, transmedia and constant evolution of technologies in the production, reception and dissemination of 'Shakespeare on film'
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    '… this volume provides a perfect foundation from which to disperse and dislocate Lear’s screen presence ever further.' Peter Kirwan, Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108446891
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: dis-locating King Lear on screen Victoria Bladen, Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin
    Part I. Surviving Lear: Revisiting the Canon:
    2. Lear's Fool on film: Peter Brook, Grigori Kozintsev, Akira Kurosawa Samuel Crowl
    3. Wicked humans and weeping Buddhas: (post)humanism and Hell in Kurosawa's Ran Melissa Croteau
    Part II. Lear en abyme: Metatheater and the Screen:
    4. Filming metatheater: the 'Dover cliff' scene on screen Sarah Hatchuel
    5. New ways of looking at Lear: changing relationships between theatre, screen and audience in live broadcasts of King Lear (2011–2016) Rachael Nicholas
    6. Re-shaping old course in a country new: producing nation, culture and King Lear in Slings and Arrows Lois Leveen
    Part III. The Genres of Lear:
    7. Negotiating authorship, genre and race in King of Texas (2002) Pierre Kapitaniak
    8. Romancing King Lear: Hobson's Choice, Life Goes On and beyond Diana E. Henderson
    9. 'Easy Lear': Harry and Tonto and the American road movie Douglas M. Lanier
    Part IV. Lear on the Loose: Migrations and Appropriations of Lear:
    10. Relocating Jewish culture in The Yiddish King Lear (1934) Jacek Fabiszak
    11. The Trump effect: exceptionalism, global capitalism and the war on women in early twenty-first century films of King Lear Courtney Lehmann
    12. Looking for Lear in The Eye of the Storm Victoria Bladen
    13. Between political drama and soap opera: appropriations of King Lear in US television series Boss and Empire Sylvaine Bataille and Anaïs Pauchet
    14. Afterword: Godard's King Lear Peter Holland
    15. King Lear on screen: select film-bibliography José Ramón Díaz Fernández.

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    Victoria Bladen, University of Queensland
    Victoria Bladen is Sessional Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland where she has twice received a Faculty award for teaching excellence. She has published four Shakespearean text guides: Measure for Measure (2015), Henry IV Part 1 (2012), Julius Caesar (2011) and Romeo and Juliet (2010). She co-edited Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England (2014) and Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth (2013) as well as Shakespeare and the Supernatural (forthcoming). She has also published articles in several volumes of the Shakespeare on Screen series including Shakespeare on Screen: 'The Tempest' and Late Romances (Cambridge, 2017) and is on the editorial board for the Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia project in France.

    Sarah Hatchuel, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier
    Sarah Hatchuel is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier and President of the Société Française Shakespeare. She has written extensively on adaptations of Shakespeare's plays: Shakespeare and the Cleopatra/Caesar Intertext: Sequel, Conflation, Remake (2011); Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen (2004); A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh (2000) and on television series: Lost: Fiction vitale (2013); Rêves et séries américaines: la fabrique d'autres mondes (2016). She is general co-editor of the Shakespeare on Screen series and of the online journal TV/Series.

    Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier
    Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin is Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, Vice President of the Société Française Shakespeare and Director of the 'Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l'âge Classique et les Lumières' (IRCL, UMR 5186 CNRS). She is co-editor-in-chief of the international journal Cahiers Élisabéthains and co-director, with Patricia Dorval, of the Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia Database. She has published The Unruly Tongue in Early Modern England, Three Treatises (2012) and is the author of Shakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic Dictionary (2016). She is co-editor, with Sarah Hatchuel, of the Shakespeare on Screen series.


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