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by Kenneth S. Rothwell




A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays in moving images from their earliest exhibition in nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in multiplexes. Topics covered include the silent era, Hollywood in the 1930s, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the transgressive cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and the renaissance of the Shakespeare film with Kenneth Branagh in the 1990s. The book is truly international in scope, looking not only at screen adaptations in the UK and the US but also at the films of Kozintsev, Kurosawa, Zeffirelli and others. A filmography, bibliography and index of names make it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while its accessible style will ensure that it appeals to enthusiasts and film-goers as well as to a more academic audience.
Download A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television epub
ISBN: 0521594049
ISBN13: 978-0521594042
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 28, 1999)
Pages: 366 pages
ePUB size: 1287 kb
FB2 size: 1164 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 612
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Legionstatic
This penetrating work explores Shakespearean productions during the silent era, Hollywood in the 30's, and the films of L. Olivier, Orson wells, Jarman, Greenway, and the renaissance accomplished by director actor Kenneth Brannagh. Professors have recommended it as an excellent reference book for specialists as well as a text that is accessible to non-academic film enthusiasts.
Moonshaper
every year there are 3 - 5 new adaption of Shakespear-plays for the silverscreen. Good written book but not the lexica-type reference work. Only a few pictures. a complete filmographie with credits is unfortunately missing. other books about Shakespear on screen: "Shakespeare on Film" by Robert Shaughnessy; "Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era To The Present Day" by Douglas Brode, "Shakespeare, the Movie" by Lynda E. Boose