Framing Shakespeare on Film

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Ohio University Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 255 pages
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The aesthetics of frame theory form the basis of Framing Shakespeare on Film. This ground-breaking work expands on the discussion of film constructivists in its claim that the spectacle of Shakespeare on film is a problem-solving activity. Professor Howlett convincingly demonstrates how the viewer's expectations for understanding the genre of Shakespeare on film -- as intertextual and conceptual frames that include Shakespeare's drama, the world, and the audience's ideals -- can be manipulated by the director's cinematic techniques.

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Howlett has taught Shakespeare at Northeastern University and at Fitchburg State College.

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