Constructing Shakespeare on Screen
Constructing Shakespeare on Screen provides a comprehensive treatment of the filmed versions of many of Shakespeare's plays, treating the films as film rather than the staged play on which they were based.
The plays treated are:
- Julius Caesar
- Romeo and Juliet
- Richard III
- Henry V
- Twelfth Night
- King Lear
- Taming of the Shrew
- Much Ado about Nothing
- A Midsummer Nights Dream
Filmed interpretations of the plays are compared with each other in the light of Shakespeare's intention to create popular entertainment, with information about the politics, events and social conditions of the time.
The plays are treated under seven headings:
- audience and performance
- spatial relationships
- Shakespeare in question
Each chapter includes student activities and information on film terminology to suit both teachers experienced in film study and those less so.
ContentsSection 1: Audience and Performance
- Chapter 1&mbsp; Reading Film as Text
- Chapter 2 Macbeth
Section 2: Narration
- Chapter 3 Once Upon a Time
- Chapter 4 Julius Caesar
- Chapter 5 Twelfth Night
Section 3: Spatial Relationships
- Chapter 6 Where and When?
- Chapter 7 The Taming of the Shrew
- Chapter 8 Othello
Section 4: Sequentiality
- Chapter 9 ... And Then, And Then ...
- Chapter 10 Richard III
- Chapter 11 King Lear
Section 5: Closure
- Chapter 12 But What Happened in the End?
- Chapter 13 Hamlet
- Chapter 14 Romeo and Juliet
Section 6: Shakespeare in Question
- Chapter 15 The Canon in Context
- Chapter 16 Much Ado About Nothing
- Chapter 17 A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Chapter 18 Henry V
Section 7: Chronology, Play-Text Dates, References
- A: Chronology
- B: Play-Text Dates
|Date of Publication||2003|