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Shakespeare, the movie, II : popularizing the plays on film, TV, video, and DVD
Burt, Richard, 1954-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2003]

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xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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PR3093 .S543 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie, this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie II:
*focuses for the first time on the impact of postcolonialism, globalization and digital film on recent adaptations of Shakespeare;
*takes in not only American and British films but also adaptations of Shakespeare in Europe and in the Asian diapora;
*explores a wide range of film, television, video and DVD adaptations from Almereyda's Hamlet to animated tales, via Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth Branagh, and 1990s' Macbeths, to name but a few;
*offers fresh insight into the issues surrounding Shakespeare on film, such as the interplay between originals and adaptations, the appropriations of popular culture, the question of spectatorship, and the impact of popularization on the canonical status of "the Bard."
Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, Shakespeare, The Movie II offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film, media or cultural studies.

Author Notes

Richard Burt is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lynda E. Boose is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

Richard Burt and Lynda E. BooseRichard BurtKatherine RoweMichael AndereggKatherine EggertBarbara HodgdonPeter S. DonaldsonDiana E. HendersonLaurie OsborneDouglas LanierJames N. LoehlinThomas CartelliSusan WisemanDonald K. HedrickCourtney LehmannAmy Scott-DouglassRichard Burt
List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Editors' cutp. 1
1 Shakespeare, "Glo-cali-zation," race, and the small screens of post-popular culturep. 14
2 "Remember me": technologies of memory in Michael Almereyda's Hamletp. 37
3 James Dean meets the pirate's daughter: passion and parody in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Shakespeare in Lovep. 56
4 Sure can sing and dance: minstrelsy, the star system, and the post-postcoloniality of Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost and Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Nightp. 72
5 Race-ing Othello, re-engendering white-out, IIp. 89
6 Shakespeare in the age of post-mechanical reproduction: sexual and electronic magic in Prospero's Booksp. 105
7 A Shrew for the times, revisitedp. 120
8 Mixing media and animating Shakespeare talesp. 140
9 Nostalgia and theatricality: the fate of the Shakespearean stage in the Midsummer Night's Dreams of Hoffman, Noble, and Edzardp. 154
10 "Top of the world, ma": Richard III and cinematic conventionp. 173
11 Shakespeare and the street: Pacino's Looking for Richard, Bedford's Street King, and the common understandingp. 186
12 The family tree motel: subliming Shakespeare in My Own Private Idahop. 200
13 War is mud: Branagh's Dirty Harry V and the types of political ambiguityp. 213
14 Out damned Scot: dislocating Macbeth in transnational film and media culturep. 231
15 Dogme Shakespeare 95: European cinema, anti-Hollywood sentiment, and the Bardp. 252
16 Shakespeare and Asia in postdiasporic cinemas: spin-offs and citations of the plays from Bollywood to Hollywoodp. 265
Referencesp. 304
Filmographyp. 323
Indexp. 329