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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 December 2020

Russell Jackson
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University of Birmingham
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Although ‘film’ remains in common usage as a generic term, digital technology has made it inaccurate when applied to work no longer shot, edited or distributed on chemically coated celluloid. The ‘photochemical era’ has ended, and rapid developments in the distribution and consumption of audio-visual products have reduced distinctions between what is viewed in the home and what is seen in public. This Companion takes as its remit feature-length productions, both those commonly perceived as ‘delivering’ the plays, and those that appropriate them as the starting-point for work that makes no such claim. These are all to some degree adaptations, but some are more adapted than others: consequently the first group of chapters focuses on the various ways in which screen versions of Shakespeare’s works have figured in a changing media environment.

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Print publication year: 2020

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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Russell Jackson, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen
  • Online publication: 11 December 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108367479.002
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Russell Jackson, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen
  • Online publication: 11 December 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108367479.002
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Russell Jackson, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen
  • Online publication: 11 December 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108367479.002
Available formats
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