Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siecle

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett,Ramona Wray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230286798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 9196

The essays in this volume read the Shakespeare films of the 1990s as key instruments with which western culture confronts the anxieties attendant upon the transition from one century to another. Such films as Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, Othello, Shakespeare in Love and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , the contributors maintain, engage with some of the most pressing concerns of the present, apocalyptic condition - familial crisis, social estrangement, urban blight, cultural hybridity, literary authority, the impact of technology and the end of history. The volume includes an exclusive interview with Kenneth Branagh.

Shakespeare, Film Studies, and the Visual Cultures of Modernity

Author: A. Guneratne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023061373X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

View: 794

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.

Cinematic Shakespeare

Author: Michael A. Anderegg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

View: 775

Cinematic Shakespeare takes the reader inside the making of a number of significant adaptations to illustrate how cinema transforms and re-imagines the dramatic form and style central to Shakespeare's imagination. Cinematic Shakespeare investigates how Shakespeare films constitute an exciting and ever-changing film genre. The challenges of adopting Shakespeare to cinema are like few other film genres. Anderegg looks closely at films by Laurence Olivier (Richard III), Orson Welles (Macbeth), and Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) as well as topics like "Postmodern Shakespeares" (Julie Taymor's Titus and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books) and multiple adaptations over the years of Romeo and Juliet. A chapter on television looks closely at American broadcasting in the 1950s (the Hallmark Hall of Fame Shakespeare adaptations) and the BBC/Time-Life Shakespeare Plays from the late 70s and early 80s.

Shakespeare on Film

Author: Judith R. Buchanan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317874978

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 8444

From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive range of films that have emerged from the curious union of an iconic dramatist with a medium of mass appeal. The many films Buchanan studies are shown to be telling indicators of trends in Shakespearean performance interpretation, illuminating markers of developments in the film industry and culturally revealing about broader influences in the world beyond the movie theatre. As with other titles from the Inside Film series, the book is illustrated throughout with stills. Each chapter concludes with a list of suggested further reading in the field.

The Reel Shakespeare

Alternative Cinema and Theory

Author: Lisa S. Starks,Courtney Lehmann

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639399

Category: Drama

Page: 298

View: 1339

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'.

"Frame My Face to All Occasions"

Shakespeare's Richard III on Screen

Author: Saskia Kossak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 243

View: 5710

“Film has kept turning to most of Shakespeare's work throughout the entire history of the medium. With a renewed boom of Shakespeare on screen in the 1990s, academic awareness of, and interest in this phenomenon has increased drastically and now faces an enormous range of different filmic references to Shakespeare and his work, all classified as 'Skakespearean film'. This book concentrates on one play, Richard III, and explores the possible variants and different types of Skakespearean film by surveying in what different ways and formats Richard III has appeared on screen. While the play has always enjoyed great popularity in performance, especially for its leading part, it is also very complex and has been considered difficult for its references to history, its political entanglements and its strong suggestions of a prevailing moral order of divine retribution. It is the objective of this study to find out how cinema and television as media designed for mass appeal deal with this play.“ -- author.

Chinese Shakespeares

Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange

Author: Alexa Huang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 2185

For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction, theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun's search for a Chinese "Shakespeare," and from Feng Xiaogang's martial arts films to labor camp memoirs, Soviet-Chinese theater, Chinese opera in Europe, and silent film, Shakespeare has been put to work in unexpected places, yielding a rich trove of transnational imagery and paradoxical citations in popular and political culture. Chinese Shakespeares is the first book to concentrate on both Shakespearean performance and Shakespeare's appearance in Sinophone culture and their ambiguous relationship to the postcolonial question. Substantiated by case studies of major cultural events and texts from the first Opium War in 1839 to our times, Chinese Shakespeares theorizes competing visions of "China" and "Shakespeare" in the global cultural marketplace and challenges the logic of fidelity-based criticism and the myth of cultural exclusivity. In her critique of the locality and ideological investments of authenticity in nationalism, modernity, Marxism, and personal identities, Huang reveals the truly transformative power of Chinese Shakespeares.

(Enter Shakespeare.)

Author: Berit Bettina Schubert

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 329

View: 6106

Die Studie beschafrigt sich suit Shakespeare als Dramenfigur im Zeitraum von 1949-2001. Dabei wird untersucht, wie Shakespeare in seiner ureigensten Gattung konzipiert wird, and wie und warum sich das Shakespeare-Bild im Lauf der Zeit wandelt. Das Textkorpus ist nicht nach inhaflichen Gesichtspunkten gmppiert, sondern aufgmnd des zentralen Charakteristikums, unter dem das jeweilige Shakespeare-Bild im Drama entworfen wurde. Dadurch wird die Bandbreite der Rekonstruktionen uberschaubarer, and Vergleiche mit ahnlichen Ansatzen werden erleichtert. Es hat sich gezeigt, daβ die einzelnen Darstellungsweisen Shakespeares in den Dramen mit literaturgeschichtlichen and kulturellen Wendepunkten in Bezug gesetzt werden konnen. Im Anhang ist erstmals die fiktionale ShakespeareLiteratur seit 1679 erfaβ t.

Hamlet und Last Action Hero - Der elisabethanische Hamlet als Prototyp des Helden in einem Action Film des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Kerstin Wien

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638130703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

View: 9356

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Universität zu Köln (Anglistische Abteilung), Veranstaltung: HS: Übungen zur Rachetragödie der Shakespeare-Zeit, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Warum bedient sich ein Action Film des 20. Jahrhunderts Shakespeares "Hamlet" & läßt das Stück als Teil der Handlung, sowie den Charakter Hamlets als Vorlage für den Titelhelden wirken? Was bezweckte Regisseur John McTiernan in seinem Film "Last Action Hero" damit? Dieser Film von 1993 ist eine Persiflage auf das Genre des Action Films an sich. Also sind viele Motive, die in Action Movies vorkommen, in "Last Action Hero" überzogen dargestellt. Aus diesem Grund kann es auch kein Zufall sein, warum gerade eine klassische Figur wie der Hamlet aus einer charakteristischen elisabethanischen Rachetragödie zur Vorlage genommen und auch explizit zum Thema des Films gemacht wird. Film generell ist eine besondere Art von Umsetzung der Stücke Shakespeares. Da die Dramen eigentlich für die Bühne des 16. bzw. 17. Jahrhunderts geschrieben wurden, ergibt sich zwischen den Inszenierungen auf der Bühne & den Möglichkeiten der Umsetzung auf der Leinwand eine große Differenz. Filmische Mittel werden ganz anders eingesetzt als bühnentechnische. Darüber hinaus eröffnet der Film weitaus größere Möglichkeiten in der Gestaltung, z.B. kann man mit ganz anderem Licht arbeiten, die gezeigten Bildeinstellungen des Geschehens konzentrieren die Aufmerksamkeit des Zuschauers ganz anders, viel intensiver. Denn etwa Details, müssen nicht in große Gesten übertragen werden, die das Theaterpublikum auch noch in der letzten Reihe sehen können muss. Gerade zum elisabethanischen Theater hat der Film sowohl mehr, als auch ganz andere Mittel zur Verfügung, denkt man z.B. nur daran, dass alle Stücke bei Tageslicht gezeigt werden mußten, also auch die zeitliche Einordnung der Geschehnisse per Text der Figuren erfolgen mußte, während es im Film nur einer kleinen Veränderung des Lichtes bedarf. Einzelne Textstellen des Originals werden damit, alleine durch technische Mittel, überflüssig. Und andere Textstellen können, mit den speziellen Effekten die visuell arbeiten, in der Interpretation des Regisseurs vom Bühnenstück, in eine besondere Richtung gelenkt werden. Im Folgenden werde ich untersuche, wie und in welcher Weise (auch filmtechnisch) "Hamlet" für den Film "Last Action Hero" als Vorlage benutzt wurde; wie das Thema Rache durch die Einflechtung von Teilen des elisabethanischen Dramas unterstrichen wird; und ganz besonders wie die Person Hamlets als Muster für den Titelhelden dient, und damit in der Persiflage als Prototyp eines Actionhelden gesehen werden kann.

Hollywood hybrid

Genre und Gender im zeitgenössischen Mainstream-Film

Author: Claudia Liebrand,Ines Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Film genres

Page: 319

View: 593


Shakespearean Gothic

Author: Christy Desmet,Anne Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 3549

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

Such Things as Dreams are Made of

Author: Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 125

View: 3720

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 on Film, Television and Radio

The Researcher's Guide

Author: Luke McKernan,Eve-Marie Oesterlen,Olwen Terris

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9780901299796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 3243

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.

Shakespeare, The Movie II

Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD

Author: Richard Burt,Lynda E. Boose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134457006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2904

Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie, this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie II: *focuses for the first time on the impact of postcolonialism, globalization and digital film on recent adaptations of Shakespeare; *takes in not only American and British films but also adaptations of Shakespeare in Europe and in the Asian diapora; *explores a wide range of film, television, video and DVD adaptations from Almereyda's Hamlet to animated tales, via Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth Branagh, and 1990s' Macbeths, to name but a few; *offers fresh insight into the issues surrounding Shakespeare on film, such as the interplay between originals and adaptations, the appropriations of popular culture, the question of spectatorship, and the impact of popularization on the canonical status of "the Bard." Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, Shakespeare, The Movie II offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film, media or cultural studies.

The Literature/film Reader

Issues of Adaptation

Author: James Michael Welsh,Peter Lev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810859494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 4340

From examinations of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, The Literature Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation covers a wide range of films adapted from other sources. The first section presents essays on the hows and whys of adaptation studies, and subsequent sections highlight films adapted from a variety of sources, including classic and popular literature, drama, biography, and memoir. The last section offers a new departure for adaptation studies, suggesting that films about history often a separate category of film study can be seen as adaptations of records of the past. The anthology concludes with speculations about the future of adaptation studies. Several essays provide detailed analyses of films, in some cases discussing more than one adaptation of a literary or dramatic source, such as The Manchurian Candidate, The Quiet American, and Romeo and Juliet. Other works examined include Moby Dick, The House of Mirth, Dracula, and Starship Troopers, demonstrating the breadth of material considered for this anthology. Although many of the essays appeared in Literature/Film Quarterly, more than half are original contributions. Chosen for their readability, these essays avoid theoretical jargon as much as possible. For this reason alone, this collection should be of interest to not only cinema scholars but to anyone interested in films and their source material. Ultimately, The Literature Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation provides an excellent overview of this critical aspect of film studies."

Visual Shakespeare

essays in film and television

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: University Of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

View: 474

This definitive collection of Graham Holderness's writings on Shakespeare in film and television is a unique resource for the study of Shakespeare in the media. The fact that film and television versions of Shakespeare are now accepted as a standard element of Shakespeare studies is due in no small part to the work collected in this volume. It covers Shakespeare in television and film through case studies of Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.