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 s cinema of love

The book traces generic links between Shakespeare's comedies of love and screen genres such as romantic comedy, 'screwball' comedy and musicals, as well as clarifying the use of common conventions defining the genres, such as mistaken ...

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526107817

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This engaging and stimulating book argues that Shakespeare's plays significantly influenced movie genres in the twentieth century, particularly in films concerning love in the classic Hollywood period. Shakespeare's 'green world' has a close functional equivalent in 'tinseltown' and on 'the silver screen', as well as in hybrid genres in Bollywood cinema. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet continues to be an enduring source for romantic tragedy on screen. The nature of generic indebtedness has not gained recognition because it is elusive and not always easy to recognise. The book traces generic links between Shakespeare's comedies of love and screen genres such as romantic comedy, 'screwball' comedy and musicals, as well as clarifying the use of common conventions defining the genres, such as mistaken identity, 'errors', disguise and 'shrew-taming'. Speculative, challenging and entertaining, the book will appeal to those interested in Shakespeare, movies and the representation of love in narratives.

Shakespeare in the Cinema

Offering a comprehensive look at the strategies that filmmakers have employed in adapting Shakespeare’s plays to the cinema, this book investigates what the task of Shakespearean adaptation reveals about film in general and focuses on ...

Author: Stephen M. Buhler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791489758

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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A comprehensive look at film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.

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, ...

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.

Almost Shakespeare

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: James R. Keller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648103X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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In the past two decades, Othello has tried out for the basketball team, Macbeth has taken over a fast food joint and King Lear has moved to an Iowa farm--Shakespeare is everywhere in popular culture. This collection of essays addresses the use of Shakespearean narratives, themes, imagery and characterizations in non-Shakespearian cinema. The essays explore how Shakespeare and his work are manipulated within the popular media and explore topics such as racism, jealousy, misogyny and nationality. The submissions concentrate on film and television programs that are adaptations of Shakespearean plays, including My Own Private Idaho, CSI-Miami, A Thousand Acres, Prospero's Books, O, 10 Things I Hate About You, Withnail and I, Get Over It, and The West Wing. Each chapter includes notes and a list of works cited. A full bibliography completes the work; it is divided into bibliographies and filmographies, general studies and essays, derivatives based on a single play, derivatives based on several, and derivatives based on Shakespeare as a character. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Shakespeare and World Cinema

be; and it forces us to think about pertinent questions of fidelity and authorship, ... 3 Samuel Crowl, Shakespeare at the Cineplex: the Kenneth Branagh Era ...

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.

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare

A cinema for a new century As the title of Mark Thornton Burnett and Ramona Wray's 2000 collection Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle indicates, Shakespearean ...

Author: Robert Shaughnessy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136855030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: introduces Shakespeare’s life and works in context, providing crucial historical background looks at each of Shakespeare’s plays in turn, considering issues of historical context, contemporary criticism and performance history provides detailed discussion of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism, exploring the theories, debates and discoveries that shape our understanding of Shakespeare today looks at contemporary performances of Shakespeare on stage and screen provides further critical reading by play outlines detailed chronologies of Shakespeare’s life and works and also of twentieth-century criticism The companion website at contains student-focused materials and resources, including an interactive timeline and annotated weblinks.

Shakespeare on Screen The Roman Plays

He is the author of Shakespeare Observed, Shakespeare at the Cineplex, The Films of Kenneth Branagh, and Shakespeare and Film.

Author: Sarah Hatchuel

Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre

ISBN: 9782877758420

Category: Art

Page: 391

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Is there a specificity to adapting a Roman play to the screen ? This volume interrogates the ways directors and actors have filmed and performed the Shakespearean works known as the "Roman plays", which are, in chronological order of writing, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus. In the variety of plays and story lines, common questions nevertheless arise. Is there such a thing as filmic "Romanness"? By exploring the different ways in which the Roman plays are re-interpreted in the light of Roman history, film history and the Shakespearean tradition, the papers in this volume all take part in the ceaseless investigation of what the plays keep saying not only about our vision of the past, but also about our perception of the present.

The Fluid Frame in Cinema

Shakespeare's art will reach out to its global audience in myriad ways that we cannot yet ... Buhler, Stephen M. Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof.

Author: Pradipta Mukherjee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527573772

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 195

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This book is a passionate rendezvous with cinema, the most collaborative of art forms. The essays here explore the possibilities offered by a close reading of cinema that keeps cultural contexts and their socio-historical roots firmly in sight. This collection does not consider the “frame”, that oft-referenced basic unit of vision in films, as a limiting structure. Rather, it brings into purview what is left out. Divided into three sections, the essays look firstly at Indian cinema, both Bollywood and regional films, tracing the journey of Indian cinema from the periphery to the center. The second section focuses on Adaptation Studies and takes an unorthodox look at classic adaptations of literature. The final section is a reappraisal of directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. The essays propose that, even though the film as an artwork does not change fundamentally over time, it still strikes a contemporary critical gaze differently.

Shakespeare Film Studies and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

In Lyons, Bridget Gellert. Chimes at Midnight. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988. 259–266. Collick, John. Shakespeare, Cinema and Society.

Author: A. Guneratne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230613737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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This book is the first in-depth cultural history of cinema's polyvalent and often contradictory appropriations of Shakespearean drama and performance traditions. The author argues that these adapatations have helped shape multiple aspects of film, from cinematic style to genre and narrative construction.

Shakespeare in Hollywood Asia and Cyberspace

Rev. of Branagh's Hamlet. New Statesman (14 February 1997): 41. Collick, John. Shakespeare, Cinema and Society. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1989.

Author: Alexander Cheng-Yuan Huang

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace shows readers how ideas of Asia operate in Shakespeare performances and how Asian and Anglo-European forms of cultural production combine to transcend the mode of inquiry that focuses on fidelity. The result is a new creativity that finds expression in different cultural and virtual locations, including recent films and massively multiplayer online games such as Arden: The World of Shakespeare. The papers in this volume provide a background for these modern developments showing the history of how Shakespeare became a signifier against which Asian and Western cultures definedand continue to definethemselves. Hollywood films, and a century of Asian readings of plays such as Hamlet and Macbeth, are now conjoining in cyberspace making a world of difference in how we experience Shakespeare. The papers, written by experts in the field, provide an introduction to the diverse incarnations and bold sequences of screen and stage that in recent decades have produced new versions of Shakespeare's great comedies and tragedies and new ways of experiencing them. Authors, in the first part of the collection, examine body politics and race in Hollywood Shakespearean films andfilm techniques. It complements the second part of the book, in which the history of Shakespearean readings and stagings in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Malaya, Korea, and Hong Kong are discussed. Papers in the third part of the volume contain analyses of the transformation of the idea of Shakespeare in cyberspace, a rapidly expanding world of new rewritings of both Shakespeare and Asia. Together, the three sections of this comparative study show how Asian cultures and Shakespeare affect each other, how one culture is translated to anoth

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies

In Desmet et. al., Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare, 131–47. Crowl, Samuel. Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era. Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP, 2003.

Author: Eric S. Mallin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030288983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Reading Shakespeare in the Movies: Non-Adaptations and Their Meaning analyzes the unacknowledged, covert presence of Shakespearean themes, structures, characters, and symbolism in selected films. Writers and directors who forge an unconscious, unintentional connection to Shakespeare’s work create non-adaptations, cinema that is unexpectedly similar to certain Shakespeare plays while remaining independent as art. These films can illuminate core semantic issues in those plays in ways that direct adaptations cannot. Eric S. Mallin explores how Shakespeare illuminates these movies, analyzing the ways that The Godfather, Memento, Titanic, Birdman, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre take on new life in dialogue with the famous playwright. In addition to challenging our ideas about adaptation, Mallin works to inspire new awareness of the meanings of Shakespearean stories in the contemporary world.

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide.

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317367000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better known Tamil and Kannada, as well as the less familiar regions of the North Eastern states. The volume visits diverse filmic genres, starting from the earliest silent cinema, to diasporic films made for global audiences, television films, independent films, and documentaries, thus expanding the very notion of ‘Indian cinema’ while also looking at the different modalities of deploying Shakespeare specific to these genres. Shakespeareans and film scholars provide an alternative history of the development of Indian cinemas through its negotiations with Shakespeare focusing on the inter-textualities between Shakespearean theatre, regional cinema, performative traditions, and literary histories in India. The purpose is not to catalog examples of Shakespearean influence but to analyze the interplay of the aesthetic, historical, socio-political, and theoretical contexts in which Indian language films have turned to Shakespeare and to what purpose. The discussion extends from the content of the plays to the modes of their cinematic and intermedial translations. It thus tracks the intra–Indian flows and cross-currents between the various film industries, and intervenes in the politics of multiculturalism and inter/intraculturalism built up around Shakespearean appropriations. Contributing to current studies in global Shakespeare, this book marks a discursive shift in the way Shakespeare on screen is predominantly theorized, as well as how Indian cinema, particularly ‘Shakespeare in Indian cinema’ is understood.

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Functioning in such capacities, they showcase a move from national to international perspectives. ... Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era.

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748635245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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Explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to artistic practices and activities, past and presentThis substantial reference work explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to cultural processes that take in publishing, exhibiting, performing, reconstructing and disseminating.The 30 newly commissioned chapters are divided into 6 sections: * Shakespeare and the Book* Shakespeare and Music* Shakespeare on Stage and in Performance* Shakespeare and Youth Culture* Shakespeare, Visual and Material Culture* Shakespeare, Media and Culture. Each chapter provides both a synthesis and a discussion of a topic, informed by current thinking and theoretical reflection.

A History of Shakespeare on Screen

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

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.

Shakespeare Cinema and Desire

Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire explores the desires and the futures of Shakespeare's language and cinematographic adaptations of Shakespeare.

Author: S. Ryle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137332066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire explores the desires and the futures of Shakespeare's language and cinematographic adaptations of Shakespeare. Tracing ways that film offers us a rich new understanding of Shakespeare, it highlights issues such as media technology, mourning, loss, the voice, narrative territories and flows, sexuality and gender.

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

In Shakespeare Made Fit: Restoration Adaptations ofShakespeare, edited by Sandra Clark, 377–459. ... Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era.

Author: Martha W. Driver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Every generation reinvents Shakespeare for its own needs, imagining through its particular choices and emphases the Shakespeare that it values. The man himself was deeply involved in his own kind of historical reimagining. This collection of essays examines the playwright’s medieval sources and inspiration, and how they shaped his works. With a foreword by Michael Almereyda (director of the Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke) and dramaturge Dakin Matthews, these thirteen essays analyze the ways in which our modern understanding of medieval life has been influenced by our appreciation of Shakespeare’s plays.

Bollywood Shakespeares

For his views on Indian theater and cinemasee Dutt, On Theatre and Dutt, On Cinema. Also see overview of his career by Samik Bandyopadhyay in Ghosh, ...

Author: C. Dionne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Here, essays use the latest theories in postcolonialism, globalization, and post-nationalism to explore how world cinema and theater respond to Bollywood's representation of Shakespeare. In this collection, Shakespeare is both part of an elite Western tradition and a window into a vibrant post-national identity founded by a global consumer culture.

Staging Shakespeare

Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen Lena Cowen Orlin, Miranda Johnson-Haddad ... Samuel Crowl, Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era (Athens: ...

Author: Lena Cowen Orlin

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874139872

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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Features twelve essays that explore the relationships between Shakespearean pedagogy, performance, and scholarship. This volume consists of four sections, entitled Acts of Recovery; Performing the Moment; Recordings; and Extensions and Explorations.