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A History of Shakespeare on Screen

A History of Shakespeare on Screen
A Century of Film and Television

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521543118

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  • 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

    • Unique coverage: deals with subject chronologically, with international coverage. Written in a way which will appeal to both specialists and enthusiasts/amateurs
    • This new edition updates chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films. Filmography, bibliography and index of names have also been updated
    • Author extremely well known for his work in this area, and one of few people able to put Shakespeare films in context of both film and Shakespeare scholarship
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    "...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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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521543118
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 154 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and acknowledgments to second edition
    Preface to first edition
    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.

  • Author

    Kenneth S. Rothwell, University of Vermont
    Kenneth S. Rothwell is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He was the co-founder and co-editor with Bernice W. Kliman of the Shakespeare on Film Newsletter. He co-chaired the Shakespeare on Film seminar at the Tokyo 1991 World Shakespeare Congress, and he produced the Shakespeare on Film Festival at the Los Angeles 1996 World Shakespeare Congress. He compiled with Annabelle Henkin Melzer Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (1990), and 'Occasional Paper no. 8', a monograph on Shakespeare silent films for the International Shakespeare Association (2000) series.

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