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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film
Your Price: $32.95 CDN
Author: Russell Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 354
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0521639751
ISBN-13: 9780521639750

About the Book:

Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. 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 relation to cinematic and theatrical genres, and as the work of particular directors from Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles to Franco Zeffirelli and Kenneth Branagh.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film includes strong coverage of adaptations of Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet:

• Comprehensive coverage of issues and development of Shakespearean films

• Includes a useful further reading list and a filmography

What people say:

"The volume offers ample illustration of the variety of work engaged in by scholars who wish to study the sometimes preplexing but often stimulating marriage of Shakespeare and film." — The Shakespeare Newsletter

"A well-priced, intelligently written collection which brings together familiar strands of critical analysis." — Shakespeare Yearbook

"Cogently organised ... anyone wishing to purchase a single volume on the subject would do well to go for (this)." — Times Literary Supplement

"Thanks to the diversity of approaches the Companion can be recommended as a valuable source of information and sound introduction to the state of the art." — Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik

"This is a solid reference book that can actually be read straight through and will often be consulted." — Bibliotheque d' humanisme et Renaissance

"[A]n accessible, instructive, and internally consistent guide through the purgatorial haunts of Shakespeare's celluloid afterlives." — Essays in Theatre

"This excellent collection is very much state of the art, and may lead the state to open its borders to the wider practices of film criticism and theory." — Studies in English Literature

About the Author:

Russell Jackson is Allardyce Nicoll Professor of Drama, Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, where his research and teaching have focused on theatre history, film and Shakespearean performance.