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Author Burnett, Mark Thornton, author

Title 'Hamlet' and world cinema / Mark Thornton Burnett
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents Hamlet, cinema and the histories of Western Europe -- Thematising place : Hamlet, cinema and Africa -- Hamlet and the moment of Brazilian cinema -- Pairing the cinematic prince : Hamlet, China and Japan -- Hamlet and Indian cinemas : regional paradigms -- Gendering borders : Hamlet and the cinemas of Turkey and Iran -- Materialising Hamlet in the cinemas of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe
Summary Hamlet' and World Cinema reveals a rich history of cinematic production extending across the globe. Making a case for Hamlet as the world's most frequently filmed text, and using specially commissioned interviews with cast, directors and screenwriters, it discusses films from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The book argues that the play has been taken up by filmmakers world-wide to allegorise the energies, instabilities, traumas and expectations that have defined the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In so doing, it rejects the Anglophone focus which has dominated criticism up to now and explores instead the multiple constituencies that have claimed Shakespeare's most celebrated work as their own. 'Hamlet' and World Cinema uncovers a vital part of the adaptation story. This book facilitates a fresh understanding of Shakespeare's cinematic significance and newly highlights Hamlet's political and aesthetic instrumentality in a vast range of local and global contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Notes Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO ; viewed June 27, 2019)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet -- Film adaptations
Hamlet (Shakespeare, William)
English drama (Tragedy) -- Film adaptations
Film adaptations -- History and criticism
DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
English drama (Tragedy)
Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108638473 (electronic bk.)
1316471705 (ebook)
9781108638470 (electronic bk.)
9781316471708 (ebook)
(paperback)