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Title Shakespeare and the moving image : the plays on film and television / edited by Anthony Davies and Stanley Wells.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


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Physical description xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Filmography: pages 18-49.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Shakespeare on film and television: a retrospect / Anthony Davies -- 2. Shakespeare on the screen: a selective filmography / Graham Holderness and Christopher McCullough -- 3. Two-dimensional Shakespeare: King Lear on film / Peter Holland -- 4. Verbal-visual, verbal-pictorial or textual-televisual? Reflections on the BBC Shakespeare series / Michele Willems -- 5. Two types of television Shakespeare / Neil Taylor -- 6. Shakespeare's comedies on film / Russell Jackson -- 7. The English history play on screen / Michael Manheim -- 8. A world elsewhere: the Roman plays on film and television / Samuel Crowl -- 9. Zeffirelli's Shakespeare / Ace G. Pilkington -- 10. The films of Hamlet / Neil Taylor -- 11. Filming Othello / Anthony Davies -- 12. Representing King Lear on screen: from metatheatre to 'metacinema' / Kenneth S. Rothwell -- 13. Kurosawa's Shakespeare films: Throne of Blood, The Bad Sleep Well, and Ran / Robert Hapgood -- 14. Macbeth on film: politics / E. Pearlman.
Summary In this volume a range of writers study the best known and most entertaining film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays. Particular attention is given to the work of Olivier, Zeffirelli and Kurosawa, and to the BBC Television series. In addition the volume includes a survey of previous scholarship and criticism and an invaluable filmography.
Other author Davies, Anthony, 1936-
Wells, Stanley, 1930-
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations.
English drama -- Film and video adaptations.
Television adaptations.
Film adaptations.
ISBN 0521434246
0521435730 (paperback)