Constructing Shakespeare on Screen

Author: edited by Neil Bechervaise, Publisher: Phoenix
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9781876757212

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:

  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Julius Caesar
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Richard III
  • Henry V
  • Twelfth Night
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • 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:

  1. audience and performance
  2. narration
  3. spatial relationships
  4. sequentiality
  5. closure
  6. Shakespeare in question
  7. chronology

Each chapter includes student activities and information on film terminology to suit both teachers experienced in film study and those less so.


Contents

Section 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
  • References
More Information
Date of Publication 2003
ISBN 9781876757212
Subject English