Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Shakespeare on Film By Robert Shaughnessy

Shakespeare on Film by Robert Shaughnessy

Condition - Very Good
$14.49
Only 1 left

Summary

This collection of contemporary criticism highlights the extent to which recent discussion of Shakespeare on film has drawn upon the theoretical perspectives of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, generating a radical reappraisal of a Shakespearean cinema which has itself experienced a revival in the last decade.

Shakespeare on Film Summary

Shakespeare on Film: Contemporary Critical Essays by Robert Shaughnessy

This collection of contemporary criticism highlights the extent to which recent discussion of Shakespeare on film has drawn upon the theoretical perspectives of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, generating a radical reappraisal of a Shakespearean cinema which has itself experienced a revival in the last decade. Ranging widely across the canon of Shakespeare films, from Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, the essays address the cultural politics of film adaptation from a variety of angles, offering readings of individual films - Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest - but also raising larger questions about the nature, purpose and future direction of Shakespearean cinema.

Shakespeare on Film Reviews

'Excellent anthology of many hard to find articles.' - Dr Midel J. Koven, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 'One of the strongest aspects of the book is its cohesive structure. Though each essay has been printed elsewhere in separate sources, together they make up a narrative that begins in the realm of 'traditional' criticism and progresses to contemporary theories and issues...this collection documents the status of the discipline at the time of its publication and will likely become one of the important works in the field.' - Jeff W. Marker, Shakespeare Bulletin 'Robert Shaughnessy handles the broad spectrum of critical approaches adroitly, so that the essays actually build on each other and reflect the divided schools of thought.' - Nicholas Waywell, Times Literary Supplement 'An admirable introduction to Shakespeare on film.' - Peter Heaney, Staffordshire University

About Robert Shaughnessy

ROBERT SHAUGHNESSY is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His previous publications include Three Socialist Plays and Representing Shakespeare: England, History and the RSC.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- General Editor's Preface.- Introduction; R.Shaughnessy.- Realising Shakespeare on Film; J.J.Jorgens.- Laurence Olivier's Henry V; A.Davies.- Shakespeare and Film: A Question of Perspective; C.Belsey.- Radical Potentiality and Institutional Closure; G.Holderness.- Symbolism in Shakespeare Film; J.Collick.- Olivier, Hamlet and Freud; P.S.Donaldson.- Branagh and the Prince, or a 'royal fellowship of death'; C.Breight.- A Post-National European Cinema: A Consideration of Derek Jarman's The Tempest and Edward II; C.MacCabe.- Katherina Bound; or Play(K)ating the Strictures of Everyday Life; B.Hodgdon.- Drowning the Book: Prospero's Books and the Textual Shakespeare; D.Lanier.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.

Additional information

GOR003191304
9780333720172
0333720172
Shakespeare on Film: Contemporary Critical Essays by Robert Shaughnessy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
19980824
206
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Shakespeare on Film