The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

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Russell Jackson
Cambridge University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 342 pages
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Film adaptations of Shakespeare s plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This lively Companion is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare s plays. An international team of leading scholars discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives: as works of art in their own right; as products of the international movie industry; in terms of cinematic and theatrical genres; and as the work of particular directors from Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles to Franco Zeffirelli and Kenneth Branagh. They also consider specific issues such as the portrayal of Shakespeare s women and the supernatural. The emphasis is on feature films for cinema, rather than television, with strong coverage of Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. A guide to further reading and a useful filmography are also provided.
  

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Contents

VI
15
VII
35
VIII
47
IX
72
XI
83
XII
85
XIV
99
XV
117
XXIV
199
XXVI
212
XXVIII
222
XXX
239
XXXI
241
XXXII
261
XXXIII
274
XXXV
295

XVII
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XIX
161
XX
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XXII
183
XXXVI
314
XXXVII
318
XXXVIII
325
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Jackson is Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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