Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen

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    This book explores Shakespeare films as interpretations of Shakespeare's plays as well as interpreting the place of Shakespeare on screen within the classroom and within the English curriculum. Shakespeare on screen is evaluated both in relation to the play texts and in relation to the realms of popular film culture. The book focuses on how Shakespeare is manipulated in film and television through the representation of violence, gender, sexuality, race and nationalism. Cartmell discusses a wide range of films, including Orson Welles' Othello 1952, Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing 1993, Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books 1991, Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 1996 and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love 1998.

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    Number of Pages: 170
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780333652121
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    Listed in: Film theory & criticism, Shakespeare studies & criticism
    Publisher: Red Globe Press

    Books by Deborah Cartmell

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