Shakespeare The Movie Ii

Author: Richard Burt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134457006
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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.

Shakespeare Translated

Author: Herbert R. Coursen
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478395
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Shakespeare's works are constantly being translated into new contexts, a fact which demonstrates the vitality of his plots in contemporary settings. "Shakespeare Translated" looks at the way certain plays - particularly "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "Othello," and "King Lear" - have been recontextualized into films like "O" and "King of Texas," or television shows such as -The Gilmore Girls-, -Cheers-, and -Clueless-. This book illustrates how "Romeo and Juliet" is the most shamelessly appropriated of Shakespeare's scripts for contemporary use because its plot fits so neatly into the teenage culture that has burgeoned since the late 1950s. "Shakespeare Translated" looks at what has happened to Shakespeare, for better or - more often - for worse, as the new millennium begins."

Shakespeare Film Studies And The Visual Cultures Of Modernity

Author: A. Guneratne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023061373X
Size: 47.25 MB
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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.

Chinese Shakespeares

Author: Alexa Huang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519923
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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 his 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.

Edinburgh Companion To Shakespeare And The Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649344
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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.

Bodies Of Sound

Author: Dr Sherril Dodds
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472402162
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From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ‘bodies of sound’. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels. In Part I: Constructing the Popular, the authors explore how categories of popular music and dance are constructed and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to appropriate and re-imagine cultural forms and meanings. In Part II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors examine how popular forms produce and manipulate identities and meanings through their attraction to and departure from cultural traditions. In Part III: (Re)Framing Value, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized through popular music and dance. And in Part IV: Politics of the Popular, the authors read the popular as a site of political negotiation and transformation.

Turning The Page

Author: Fiona M. Collins
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Since the nineteenth century, children's literature has been adapted for both the stage and the screen. As the twentieth century progressed, children's books provided the material for an increasing range of new media, from radio to computer games, from television to cinema blockbuster. Although such adaptations are now recognised as a significant part of the culture of childhood and popular culture in general, little has been written about the range of products and experiences that they generate. This book brings together writers whose work offers contrasting perspectives on the process of adaptation and the varying transformations - social, historical and ideological - that take place when a text moves from the page to another medium. Linking all these contributions is an interest in the changing definition of children's literature and its target audience within an increasingly media-rich society.

Screening Shakespeare In The Twenty First Century

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett
ISBN: 9780748623501
Size: 14.71 MB
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Examines film and television interpretations of Shakespeare's plays in the twenty-first century. This volume contains reflections upon works, such as Michael Almereyda's "Hamlet" and Michael Radford's "The Merchant of Venice", as well as other productions, such as the Derry Film Initiative "Hamlet", The Maori "Merchant of Venice" and others.

100 Shakespeare Films

Author: Daniel Rosenthal
Publisher: British Film Inst
Size: 66.80 MB
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Shakespeare's plays have inspired British Oscar-winners and spaghetti Westerns, Bollywood thrillers, and Soviet epics. Covering twenty plays, Daniel Rosenthal's selection of 100 Shakespeare films spans a century of cinema, from a silent Tempest (1907) to Kenneth Branagh's As You Like It (2006). Fifty of the films retain Shakespeare's language, among them Laurence Olivier's Henry V and Orson Welles's Othello. Alongside these are forty genre adaptations using modernized dialogue and re-imagined characters: Macbeth as a gangster in Joe Macbeth and Maqbool; Othello as a jazz pianist in All Night Long. Rosenthal also assesses twenty-five foreign-language titles. Presented alphabetically by Shakespeare play, each chapter begins with a synopsis, and the film essays explore cinematography, design, dialogue, music, and performance.