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Author Davies, Anthony, 1936-

Title Filming Shakespeare's plays : the adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook, and Akira Kurosawa / Anthony Davies
Published Cambridge [Cambridgshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988


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Description xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Theatrical and cinematic space -- 2. Laurence Olivier's Henry V -- 3. Laurence Olivier's Hamlet -- 4. Laurence Olivier's Richard III -- 5. Orson Welles's Macbeth -- 6. Orson Welles's Othello -- 7. Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight -- 8. Peter Brook's King Lear and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood -- 9. The film actor -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select filmography -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Davies begins his study with a comparison of theatrical and cinematic space showing that the dramatic resources of cinema are essentially spatial. Central chapters focus on Welles' Macbeth, Othello, and Chimes at Midnight; Olivier's Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III; Brook's King Lear; and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. Davies then discusses the dramatic problems the sources for these films pose for the film maker and he examines how these films influenced later theatrical stagings. The book concludes by exploring the demands that distinguish the work of a Shakespearean stage actor from his counterpart's in film
Analysis Drama in English Shakespeare, William Adaptations Cinema films
Drama in English Shakespeare, William Adaptations: Cinema films
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 202-214
Filmography: pages 199-201
Subject Brook, Peter.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Filmand video adaptations
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
English drama -- Film adaptations.
English drama -- Filmand video adaptations
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
LC no. 87037377
ISBN 0521335086
0521399130 (paperback)