Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V (Google eBook)

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University of Delaware Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Drama - 211 pages
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This book applies the videocassette to the study of Shakespeare on television and film. The result is that the films become texts, and Shakespeare in performance can be examined with the scholarly care that has been reserved for printed books.
  

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Contents

Introduction
11
Difficulties of Shakespearean Film Criticism
14
Central Interpretation
18
The BBC Shakespeare Series
22
The BBC Richard II
29
The Critics Giles and History
39
History as Subtext
45
Bolingbroke and York
49
Other Films in the BBC Henriad and Henry V
91
Hal into Henry as Central Interpretation
92
Laurence Oliviers Henry V
100
Expectational Texts and Oliviers Script
110
Oliviers Central Interpretation
118
Orson Welles and Chimes at Midnight
130
The Central Interpretation
134
Conclusion Reevaluating Screened Shakespeare
156

Giles Jacobi and Richard II
53
The BBC First and Second Henry IV
64
Jon Finch as Henry IV
70
Anthony Quayles Falstaff
74
David Gwillims Prince Hal
82
The BBC Henry V
87
Revising Expectational Texts
158
Notes
164
Works Cited
189
Filmography
199
Index
205
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