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Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive

Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: Luke McKernan, Olwen Terris
Publisher: British Film Institute
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 269
Pub. Date: 1994
ISBN-10: 0851704867
ISBN-13: 9780851704869

About the Book:

The British Film Institute (BFI) National Film and Television Archive (NFTVA) collection of Shakespeare productions ranges from the first Shakespearean film ever made ("King John" in 1899) to the most recent television recordings. This book presents a critique of these holdings — the conventional renditions of the plays, the operas, documentaries, animation and commercials, and the parodies. In total, this amounts to over 400 titles. The text Walking Shadows also features an introductory essay on the history of filmed Shakespeare, individual essays on specific aspects of the collection and a guide to other audio-visual Shakespearean materials.

Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive is the second of the Archive Monographs, a series based on research into the collection of films deposited in the NFTVA.

What people say:

"This beautifully produced work is highly recommended." — Audiovisual Librarian

About the Author:

Luke McKernan is a film historian and Lead Curator of Moving Image at the British Library. He has written widely on early film for a number of academic journals.

Olwen Terris is a Specialist Resource Officer at British Universities Film & Video Council where she was the Senior Researcher on the Shakespeare database project. She was formerly Chief Cataloguer at the National Film and Television Archive, London.