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Title Screening Shakespeare in the twenty-first century / edited by Mark Thornton Burnett and Ramona Wray
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (iv, 218 pages)
Contents Introduction -- 1 'If I'm right': Michael Wood's In Search of Shakespeare -- 2 'I see my father' in 'my mind's eye': Surveillance and the Filmic Hamlet -- 3 Backstage Pass(ing): Stage Beauty, Othello and the Make-up of Race -- 4 The Postnostalgic Renaissance: The 'Place' of Liverpool in Don Boyd's My Kingdom -- 5 Our Shakespeares: British Television and the Strains of Multiculturalism -- 6 Looking for Shylock: Stephen Greenblatt, Michael Radford and Al Pacino -- 7 Speaking Maori Shakespeare: The Maori Merchant of Venice and the Legacy of Colonisation -- 8 'Into a thousand parts divide one man': Dehumanised Metafiction and Fragmented Documentary in Peter Babakitis' Henry V -- 9 Screening the McShakespeare in Post-Millennial Shakespeare Cinema -- 10 Shakespeare and the Singletons, or, Beatrice Meets Bridget Jones: Post-Feminism, Popular Culture and 'Shakespea(Re)-Told'
Summary This bold new collection offers an innovative discussion of Shakespeare on screen after the millennium. Cutting-edge, and fully up-to-date, it surveys the rich field of Bardic film representations, from Michael Almereyda's Hamlet to the BBC 'Shakespea(Re)-Told' season, from Michael Radford's The Merchant of Venice to Peter Babakitis' Henry V. In addition to offering in-depth analyses of all the major productions, Screening Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century includes reflections upon the less well-known filmic 'Shakespeares', which encompass cinema advertisements, appropriations, post-colonial reinventions and mass media citations, and which move across and between genres and mediums. Arguing that Shakespeare is a magnet for negotiations about style, value and literary authority, the essays contend that screen reinterpretations of England's most famous dramatist simultaneously address concerns centred upon nationality and ethnicity, gender and romance, and 'McDonaldisation' and the political process, thereby constituting an important intervention in the debates of the new century. As a result, through consideration of such offerings as the Derry Film Initiative Hamlet, the New Zealand The Maori Merchant of Venice and the television documentary In Search of Shakespeare, this collection is able to assess as never before the continuing relevance of Shakespeare in his local and global screen incarnations. Key Features: Only collection like it on the market, bringing the subject up to date. Twenty-first century focus and international coverage. Innovative discussion of a wide range of films and television. Accessibly written for students and general readers
Notes "Early versions of some of these chapters were given as papers at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne meeting of the British Shakespeare Association"--Acknowledgements
Includes index
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SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations -- Congresses
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 fast
Subject English drama -- Film adaptations -- Congresses
Film adaptations -- History and criticism -- Congresses
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
English drama
Film adaptations
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Burnett, Mark Thornton.
Wray, Ramona, 1971-
ISBN 0748630082