Shakespeare at the Cineplex

Samuel Crowl's 'Shakespeare at the Cineplex' explores the major Shakespeare films released since the surprising success of Kenneth Branagh's 'Henry V' in 1989.

Author: Samuel Crowl

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821414941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Rated ‘Outstanding’ in the 2004 edition of University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries Samuel Crowl's Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era is the first thorough exploration of the fifteen major Shakespeare films released since the surprising success of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989). Crowl presents the rich variety of these films in the “long decade: between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.” The productions range from Hollywood-saturated films such as Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet and Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream to more modest, experimental offerings, such as Christine Edzard's As You Like It. Now available in paperback, Shakespeare at the Cineplex will be welcome reading for fans, students, and scholars of Shakespeare in performance.

Shakespeare and the English speaking Cinema

and their significance in facilitating by example the producers' confidence in
Shakespeare as a potential product, if only for prestige purposes, is examined by
Samuel Crowl in Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era (
Athens, ...

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199659470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Shakespeare and the English-speaking Cinema is a lively, authoritative, and innovative overview of the ways in which Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for cinema. Organised by topics rather than chronology, it offers detailed commentary on significant films, including both 'mainstream' and 'canonical' works by such directors as Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Franco Zeffirelli, and Kenneth Branagh, and such ground-breaking movies as Derek Jarman's The Tempest, Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books. Chapters on the location of films in place and time, the effect of this on characterisation, and issues of gender and political power are followed by a discussion of work that goes 'beyond Shakespeare. A filmography and suggestions for further reading complete this stimulating, fresh, and accessible account of an important aspect of Shakespeare studies.

Shakespeare and World Cinema

2 'Shakespeare: Staging the World', (accessed 10
January 2012). 3 Samuel Crowl, Shakespeare at the Cineplex: the Kenneth
Branagh Era (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003), p. 1. 4 Michael Greer and
Toby ...

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107003316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This book explores the significance of Shakespeare in contemporary world cinema for the first time. Mark Thornton Burnett draws on a wealth of examples from Africa, the Arctic, Brazil, China, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Tibet, Venezuela, Yemen and elsewhere.

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era. Athens: Ohio University
Press. Dawson, Anthony B. (1995). Shakespeare in Performance: 'Hamlet'.
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. Drolet, Michael (2004).

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748649341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.

The Reel Shakespeare

Alternative Cinema and Theory Lisa S. Starks, Courtney Lehmann ... Deborah
Cartmell's Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen (Macmillan), Samuel Growl's
Shakespeare at the Cineplex: Kenneth Branagh and the Revival of Shakespeare
on ...

Author: Lisa S. Starks

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639399

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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This collection models an approach to Shakespeare and cinema that is concerned with the other side of Shakespeare's Hollywood celebrity, taking the reader on a practical and theoretical tour through important, non-mainstream films and the oppositional messages they convey. The collection includes essays on early silent adaptations of 'Hamlet', Greenway's 'Prospero's Books', Godard's 'King Lear', Hall's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Taymor's 'Titus', Polanski's 'Macbeth', Welles 'Chimes at Midnight', and Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho'.

Welles Kurosawa Kozintsev Zeffirelli

Crowl, Samuel (1994), 'The Bow is Bent and Drawn: Kurosawa's Ran and the
Shakespearean Arrow of Desire'. Literature/Film ... and London: W. W. Norton. *
Crowl, Samuel (2003), Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era.

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472539472

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Grigori Kozintsev and Franco Zeffirelli to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.

Shakespeare Quarterly

suggest that Shakespeare at the Cineplex ends with cinematic affirmation ; on the
contrary , Crowl is keen to observe instances of unsuccessful translation from
stage to film . Hence , in a chapter on film versions of A Midsummer Night ' s ...



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Shakespearean Gothic

52 53 54 55 56 57 ( eds ) , Spectacular Shakespeare : Critical Theory and
Popular Cinema ( Madison , NJ : Fairleigh ... Samuel Crowl , Shakespeare at the
Cineplex : The Kenneth Branagh Era ( Athens : University of Ohio Press , 2003 )
p .

Author: Christy Desmet


ISBN: STANFORD:36105133005590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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An expert on the gothic, E. J. Clery famously stated, “Scratch the surface of any gothic fiction and the debt to Shakespeare will be there.” This collection takes Clery’s quotation as a starting point and addresses not only the influence of the gothic on Shakespeare, both in print and on the stage, in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, but also Shakespeare’s importance to the gothic tradition as a whole—as well as to particular and often-studied gothic works.

Shakespeare on Film Television and Radio

All Branagh ' s Shakespeare films are discussed . Appendices include an
interview with Branagh and a filmography . Crowl , Samuel , Shakespeare at the
Cineplex : the Kenneth Branagh Era ( Athens , Ohio : Ohio University Press ,
2003 ) An ...

Author: Luke McKernan

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080831228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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This reference brings together compact histories of Shakespeare across the different media, descriptive guides to archives and their use, web sources, handy guides to the use of online media, advice on locating and using films, stills and documentation, copyright guidance and need-to-know facts and figures.

Shakespeares After Shakespeare

Shakespeare at the Cineplex : The Kenneth Branagh Era ( Athens : Ohio
University Press , 2003 ) . 3 . The Mystery ... A Post - National European Cinema :
A Consideration of Derek Jarman ' s The Tempest and Edward II . " In
Shakespeare on ...

Author: Richard Burt

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313331170

Category: Popular culture

Page: 862

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Contains over 1,700 entries on mass media and popular culture works related to the writings of William Shakespeare, organized chronologically within play and media categories; media include cartoons and comic books, film adaptations, film spin-offs and citations, and pop music.

The Shakespeare Newsletter

Shakespeare Samuel Crowl ' s Shakespeare at the Cineplex : The Kenneth
Branagh Era William Green ( Queens College ) The figure who has been
recognized for having the most influence in Samuel Crowl opens his study this
movement is ...



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Shakespeare on Film

Almereyda , M . ( 2000 ) William Shakespeare ' s “ Hamlet : A Screenplay
Adaptation by Michael Almereyda . London : Faber and Faber . ... Crowl , S . (
2003 ) Shakespeare at the Cineplex : The Branagh Era . Athens : Ohio University
Press .

Author: Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133135439

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 125

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Since the birth of Shakespearean cinema in 1899, there have been around 500 film adaptations in which the Bard has been taken to outer space, downtown Mumbai and feudal Japan. This book explores an astonishing array of Shakespearean films from early cinema to the present day.

Shakespeare in American Life

Folger Shakespeare Library Virginia Mason Vaughan, Alden T. Vaughan ... The
Prince of Manhattan : Almereyda ' s Hamlet ” in Shakespeare at the Cineplex :
The Kenneth Branagh Era ( Athens : Ohio University Press , 2003 ) , 187 – 202 .

Author: Folger Shakespeare Library

Publisher: Folger Shakespeare Lib

ISBN: UCSC:32106019115267

Category: History

Page: 189

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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Shakespeare in American Life presented at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, from 8 March through 18 August 2007, in celebration of the Library's 75th anniversary"-- back of title page.

Shakespeare Survey

The Cultural Politics of Kenneth Branagh ' s Hamlet ' , Spectacular Shakespeare :
Critical Theory and Popular Cinema , ed . Courtney Lehmann and Lisa S . Starks
( Madison , 2002 ) , p . 158 ; Nina da Vinci Nichols , ' Branagh ' s Hamlet ...

Author: Allardyce Nicoll


ISBN: UOM:49015002995141



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An annual survey of Shakespearian study and production.

100 Shakespeare Films

Brode , Douglas , Shakespeare in the Movies : From the Silent Era to Today (
New York : Berkely Blvd Books , 2001 ) . Crowl , Samuel , Shakespeare at the
Cineplex ( Athens : Ohio University Press , 2003 ; revised 2005 ) . — The Films of

Author: Daniel Rosenthal

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 184457170X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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From Oscar-winning British classics to Hollywood musicals and Westerns, from Soviet epics to Bollywood thrillers, Shakespeare has inspired an almost infinite variety of films. Directors as diverse as Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann and Julie Taymor have transferred Shakespeare's plays from stage to screen with unforgettable results. Spanning a century of cinema, from a silent short of 'The Tempest' (1907) to Kenneth Branagh's 'As You Like It' (2006), Daniel Rosenthal's up-to-date selection takes in the most important, inventive and unusual Shakespeare films ever made. Half are British and American productions that retain Shakespeare's language, including key works such as Olivier's 'Henry V' and 'Hamlet', Welles' 'Othello' and 'Chimes at Midnight', Branagh's 'Henry V' and 'Hamlet', Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' and Taymor's 'Titus'. Alongside these original-text films are more than 30 genre adaptations: titles that aim for a wider audience by using modernized dialogue and settings and customizing Shakespeare's plots and characters, transforming 'Macbeth' into a pistol-packing gangster ('Joe Macbeth' and 'Maqbool') or reimagining 'Othello' as a jazz musician ('All Night Long'). There are Shakesepeare-based Westerns ('Broken Lance', 'King of Texas'), musicals ('West Side Story', 'Kiss Me Kate'), high-school comedies ('10 Things I Hate About You', 'She's the Man'), even a sci-fi adventure ('Forbidden Planet'). There are also films dominated by the performance of a Shakespearean play ('In the Bleak Midwinter', 'Shakespeare in Love'). Rosenthal emphasises the global nature of Shakespearean cinema, with entries on more than 20 foreign-language titles, including Kurosawa's 'Throne of Blood and Ran', Grigori Kozintsev's 'Russian Hamlet' and 'King Lear', and little-known features from as far afield as 'Madagascar' and 'Venezuela', some never released in Britain or the US. He considers the films' production and box-office history and examines the film-makers' key interpretive decisions in comparison to their Shakespearean sources, focusing on cinematography, landscape, music, performance, production design, textual alterations and omissions. As cinema plays an increasingly important role in the study of Shakespeare at schools and universities, this is a wide-ranging, entertaining and accessible guide for Shakespeare teachers, students and enthusiasts.

Teaching Shakespeare

Chedgzoy , Kate ( Ed . ) ( 2001 ) . Shakespeare , Feminism and Gender .
Basingstoke , UK : Palgrave . Crowl , Samuel ( 2003 ) . Shakespeare at the
Cineplex : The Kenneth Branagh Era . Athens : Ohio University Press . Friedman ,
Michael D ...

Author: G. B. Shand

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UCSC:32106019817482

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This contemplative anthology offers personal essays by noted scholars on a range of topics related to the teaching of Shakespeare. Ideal for the graduate student, it addresses many of the primary concerns and rewards of the discipline, drawing on the variety of special skills, interests, and experiences brought to the classroom by the volume's distinguished contributors. Offers insight into the classroom practices, special skills, interests, and experiences of some of the most distinguished Shakespearean scholars in the field Features essayists who reflect on the experience of teaching Shakespeare at university level; how they approach the subject and why they think it is important to teach Provides anecdotal and practical advice for any reader interested in teaching the works of Shakespeare Engagingly candid

Four Tragedies

from the local cineplex. And on video we can replay—even interrupt—the
performance, allowing it to repeat itself as we attend to details that might
otherwise be missed. Filmed Shakespeare is indeed different from staged
Shakespeare or ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307420604

Category: Drama

Page: 976

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Hamlet One of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father’s murder is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater. Othello This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history. King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions. Macbeth No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

A History of Shakespeare on Screen

The renaissance of Shakespeare in moving images Towards the end of the
century , beginning with Kenneth Branagh's ... Unlike the old single - screen
picture palaces , the multiscreened cineplex offered a wide variety of choices
congenial to ...

Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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This edition of A History of Shakespeare on Screen updates the chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films.

Forthcoming Books

SHAKESPEARE , WILLIAM , 1564-1616COMEDIES Historical Documents . Jul .
2003. ( Greenwood Press Crowl , Samuel . Shakespeare at the Cineplex : The
Kenneth Hitcharck , Penelope J. et al , eds . Adolescents & Sexually Scheil ...

Author: Rose Arny


ISBN: UOM:39015054030385

Category: American literature


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