Screen Adaptations Romeo and Juliet

Focussing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students.

Author: Courtney Lehmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408198766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The Screen Adaptations series provides an in-depth look at how classic pieces of literature have been adapted for screen. It assesses the ways in which alternative screen interpretations offer up different readings of the original text as well as the methodologies and approaches of filmmakers. Each title in the series collects together a vast array of study material, critical insight and thought-provoking comparisons - from literary context to the afterlife of the screen versions. Shakespeare on Film is a huge area of study and Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular plays with many teachers using film versions as a way of approaching the text. Focussing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students.

Reclaiming Romeo and Juliet

This chapter examines the process of translation of Romeo and Juliet from page
to screen, focussing on four Italian films: Renato Castellani's Romeo and ... The
film adaptations analysed here are seen as translations of Romeo and Juliet, ...

Author: Vincenza Minutella

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This book explores the birth, life and afterlife of the story of Romeo and Juliet, by looking at Italian translations/rewritings for page, stage and screen. Through its analysis of published translations, theatre performances and film adaptations, the volume offers a thorough investigation of the ways in which Romeo and Juliet is handled by translators, as well as theatre and cinema practitioners. By tracing the journey of the “star-crossed lovers” from the Italian novelle to Shakespeare and back to Italy, the book provides a fascinating account of the transformations of the tale through time, cultures, languages and media, enabling a deeper understanding of the ongoing fortune of the play and exploring the role and meaning of translation. Due to its interdisciplinarity, the book will appeal to anyone interested in translation studies, theatre studies, adaptation studies, Shakespeare films and Shakespeare in performance. Moreover, it will be a useful resource for both lecturers and students.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen

On Romeo and Juliet on screen start with: Courtney Lehmann, Romeo and Juliet:
The Relationship between Text and ... Rafik Darragi, 'The perfect, impossible love
: three Egyptian film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet', Critical Survey, 28.3 ...

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421164

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Lively and up-to-date critical introductions to a rich range of Shakespeare adaptations for film, video and television.

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

In this Reader's Guide, Gillian Woods: • surveys key critical responses to Romeo and Juliet, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century • plots a clear route through the vast array of debates, identifying chronological and ...

Author: Gillian Woods

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137292759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies and has provoked a rich diversity of interpretations. Definitively passionate, it is much more than the archetypal love story: the play tests the limits of tragedy and comedy, challenges gender roles and explores the nature of language. In this Reader's Guide, Gillian Woods: • surveys key critical responses to Romeo and Juliet, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century • plots a clear route through the vast array of debates, identifying chronological and thematic connections and explaining contexts • investigates major issues and approaches such as deconstruction, psychoanalytical criticism, feminism and queer theory • discusses film adaptations, including Baz Luhrmann's 1996 box-office hit William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Authoritative and accessible, this invaluable Guide provides students, teachers and researchers with a panorama of the play's critical history in all its dynamic variety.

Video Versions Film Adaptations of Plays on Video

Film Adaptations of Plays on Video Thomas L. Erskine, James M. Welsh. ROMEO
AND JULIET 287 is unable to get her to repeat the performance. Instead, L. V.'s
house is destroyed in a fire, and she is rescued by Billy, with whom she has ...

Author: Thomas L. Erskine

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313032035

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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Many of our favorite films began as plays—some as well known as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and some not so well known as You've Got Mail's origin, a 1937 play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo. Video Versions identifies nearly 300 films and their theatrical origins, providing readers with an overview of the films and highlighting similarities and differences to the source plays. Perfect for teachers, students, and anyone interested in theater and film, it is the most complete resource available for video versions of plays. Each entry provides: the original play's title, author, and year of publication; the name of the film, year of production, director and adapter; the main cast and the characters they play; running time and rating if available. Following a plot summary, a critical analysis provides the similarities and differences of the play and film, including character and plot changes, setting, missing or added scenes, special film techniques, and behind-the-scenes information such as who turned down or lost particular parts when the play was adapted to film. A short list of sources for further reading follows each entry. Information about contacting distributors—for obtaining the films—is included in the introduction and an extensive index completes the volume.

The Effect of Censorship on American Film Adaptations of Shakespearean Plays

From July 1, 1934, to November 1, 1968, the Production Code Administration (PCA) oversaw the creation of American motion pictures, in order to improve Hollywood's moral standing.

Author: Ruth Ann Alfred

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:609589025

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From July 1, 1934, to November 1, 1968, the Production Code Administration (PCA) oversaw the creation of American motion pictures, in order to improve Hollywood's moral standing. To assist in this endeavor, the studios produced film adaptations of classic literature, such as the plays of William Shakespeare. In the first two years of the Code's inception, two Shakespearean films were produced by major studios: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and Romeo and Juliet (1936). But were these classic adaptations able to avoid the censorship that other films endured? With the use of archived collections, film viewings, and an in-depth analysis of the plays, multiple versions of the scripts, and other available surviving documents, I was able to see how these productions were affected by the enforcement of film censorship and what it said about the position of Shakespeare's work in society. A Midsummer Night's Dream tended to use self-regulation, so as to avoid the censorship of the PCA. However, the film did not escape without some required changes. In spite of the filmmakers' efforts, there were a few textual changes and the fairy costumes required revisions to meet the PCA's standards. In the case of Romeo and Juliet, the PCA was far more involved in all stages of the film's production. There were many documented text changes and even a case in which the censors objected to how the actors and director executed a scene on film. The motion picture was created as if it were of the greatest importance by all involved. And, as it were, the existing archives paint a picture of a production that was a sort of battleground in a sociopolitical war between the censors and the filmmakers. As both films arrived on the international stage, this sociopolitical campaigning did not end. During international distribution, the films were each accepted, rejected, and forced to endure further censorship, in order to become acceptable for public screening. This censorship often relayed a message about the location's societal views and its contrast to American society.

Shakespeare the Movie

Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare.

Author: Lynda E. Boose

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415165857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare. Taking a fresh look at the Bard an his place in the movies, Shakespeare, The Movie includes a selection of what is presently available in filmic format to the Shakespeare student or scholar, ranging across BBC television productions, filmed theatre productions, and full screen adaptations by Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli. Films discussed include: * Amy Heckerling's Clueless * Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho * Branagh's Henry V * Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet * John McTiernan's Last Action Hero * Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books * Zeffirelli's Hamlet.

Screen Adaptation

Kenneth Branagh's 1996 adaptation of "Hamlet" remains faithful to the original
but suffers from excess length and reliance on movie stars for key roles. In the
recent adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," the writer attempts to update the story by
 ...

Author: Kenneth Portnoy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136049057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay

Shakespeare on Film

This approachable guide establishes the differences between Shakespeare on stage and film, provides an historical introduction and explores the key modes and genre conventions used in film.

Author: Maurice Hindle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137531728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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This approachable guide establishes the differences between Shakespeare on stage and film, provides an historical introduction and explores the key modes and genre conventions used in film. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition also explores technological mediums for viewing Shakespeare on film, and live stage-to-cinema productions.

Romeo and Juliet

In addition , Romeo and Juliet is certainly no stranger to the silver screen , having
been filmed numerous times ... Baz Luhrmann directed a hip adaptation of the
play in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire ...

Author: Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761430318

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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"A literary analysis of the play Romeo and Juliet. Includes information on the history and culture of Elizabethan England"--Provided by publisher.

Shakespeares After Shakespeare

Ricks , Shawn , 339 Romeo and Juliet ( film , 1924 ) , 260 Rigg , Diana , 760 _
761 Romeo and Juliet ( film , 1931 ) , 121 ... book adaptations , 45 – 55 ; Romeo
Thinks Again ( film ) , 295 commercials , 640 – 641 ; film adaptations , Romeo !

Author: Richard Burt

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313331189

Category: Popular culture

Page: 862

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Shakespeare representations in cartoons and comic books; film adaptations; pop music; literature and genre fiction; radio; US and UK television.

Screen Adaptations Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice

'Before the picture in earnest contemplation': a timeline of pride and prejudice
adaptations The time has come when a work ... Cyrano de Bergerac (1900), Alice
in Wonderland (1903), A Christmas Carol (1910), and Romeo and Juliet (1900).

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408130971

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The study of literature on screen is a growing area of study in schools and universities. Many students have to produce critical essays comparing the novel and film versions of a particular text. The Screen Adaptations series offers a wealth of study material: from the literary context of the original work, through to thought-provoking comparisons of the screen versions, critical commentary and the afterlife of the films. Pride and Prejudice is a classic piece of literature and any new adaptation is a major event. With several well-known TV and film version available (featuring stars such as Keira Knightley) as well as a Bollywood version, discussions around how these films interpret the story, themes and characters is a popular classroom choice for students and teachers alike. This new title in the Screen Adaptations series, provides a rich source of material to help students understand and write about the reciprocal relationship between film and literature. It offers in-depth analysis of the various screen versions and alternative `readings' as well as critical insight and an interview with writer Andrew Davies, best known for his 1995 BBC adaptation. Following from Shakespeare, Jane Austen on screen is now an established part of literary studies and the volume will conclude with a survey of the growing body of literature in the field.

A Television Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

film and television have other advantages over the stage . The stage must portray
each scene in ... Therefore , the final product on the screen can present a very
realistic portrayal of Romeo and Juliet . Television can capitalize upon these ...

Author: Garnet Irene Schafer

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293031693843

Category:

Page: 230

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Fifty Great American Silent Films 1912 1920

(Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular of Shakespearian plays with
moviemakers, having been filmed more than ... In the early Spring of 1916, Metro
commenced production on a screen adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, featuring
the ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005414450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

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Shakespeare Remains

And how is it that Shakespeare remains such a powerful presence today, years after poststructuralists hailed the "death of the author"? In her cogent book, Lehmann reexamines these issues through a new lens: film theory.

Author: Courtney Lehmann

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501727597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that Shakespeare remains such a powerful presence today, years after poststructuralists hailed the "death of the author"? In her cogent book, Lehmann reexamines these issues through a new lens: film theory. An alternative to literary models that either minimize or exalt the writer's creative role, film theory, in Lehmann's view, perceives authorship as a site of constitutive conflict, generating in the process the notion of the auteur. From this perspective, she offers close readings of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hamlet, of film adaptations by Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann, and Michael Almereyda, and of John Madden's Shakespeare in Love. In their respective historical contexts, these plays and films emerge as allegories of authorship, exploiting such strategies as appropriation, adaptation, projection, and montage. Lehmann explores the significance of this struggle for agency, both in Shakespeare's time and in the present day, in the cultures of early and late capitalism. By projecting film theory from the postmodern to the early modern and back again, Lehmann demonstrates the ways in which Shakespeare emerges as a special effect—indeed, as an auteur—in two cultures wherein authors fear to tread.

The Movie Guide

ROMEO AND JULIET 1954 138m c Historical / Romance NU Verona ( U . K . )
Laurence Harvey ( Romeo ) , Susan Shentall ... Castellani ' s adaptation of
Shakespeare is necessarily somewhat abridged , and the sequence of some
scenes is ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000440987

Category: Motion pictures

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From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.