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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen provides a lively guide to film and television productions adapted from Shakespeare's plays. Offering an essential resource for students of Shakespeare, the companion considers topics such as the early history of Shakespeare films, the development of 'live' broadcasts from theatre to cinema, the influence of promotion and marketing, and the range of versions available in 'world cinema'. Chapters on the contexts, genres and critical issues of Shakespeare on screen offer a diverse range of close analyses, from 'Classical Hollywood' films to the BBC's Hollow Crown series. The companion also features sections on the work of individual directors Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Vishal Bhardwaj, and is supplemented by a guide to further reading and a filmography.


‘… it includes both entirely new content and a more inclusive definition of screen adaptations.’

A. Tureen Source: Choice

‘… an excellent starting point for any analytical exploration of the manifestations of Shakespeare on Screen. This is evidently a timely volume that both demonstrates that there is still analytical work to be done on established or older productions of Shakespeare on screen.’

Sarah Carter Source: Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

‘… extensive and immensely useful’

Sarah Carter Source: Cahiers Elisabethains

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