Screen Adaptations Shakespeare s Hamlet

Screen Adaptations  Shakespeare s Hamlet

Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996).

Author: Samuel Crowl

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472538918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Hamlet is the most often produced play in the western literary canon, and a fertile global source for film adaptation. Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996). The films' socio-political contexts are explored, and the importance of their screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing examined. Offering an analysis of two of the most important figures in the history of film adaptations of Shakespeare, this study seeks to understand a variety of cinematic approaches to translating Shakespeare's "words, words, words" into film's particular grammar and rhetoric
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s Hamlet

Shakespeare s Hamlet

Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, focuses on the importance of the screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing as the director and his team find their unique way of adapting Shakespeare from text to ...

Author: Samuel Crowl

Publisher:

ISBN: 1472539060

Category: Hamlet (Motion picture : 1948)

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Hamlet is Shakespeare's signature work, the most often produced play in the western literary canon, and a fertile global source for film adaptation. This study seeks to understand a variety of cinematic approaches to translating Shakespeare's 'words, words, words' into film's particular grammar and rhetoric. Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, focuses on the importance of the screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing as the director and his team find their unique way of adapting Shakespeare from text to screen.
Categories: Hamlet (Motion picture : 1948)

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521639751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 586

This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Wave Shakespeare on Screen

New Wave Shakespeare on Screen

Drawing on developments in Shakespeare studies, performance studies, and media studies, the book integrates text-based and screen-based approaches in ways that will be accessible to teachers and students, as well as scholars.

Author: Thomas Cartelli

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745633923

Category: Drama

Page: 201

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The past fifteen years have witnessed a diverse group of experiments in ‘staging’ Shakespeare on film. New Wave Shakespeare on Screen introduces and applies the new analytic techniques and language that are required to make sense of this new wave. Drawing on developments in Shakespeare studies, performance studies, and media studies, the book integrates text-based and screen-based approaches in ways that will be accessible to teachers and students, as well as scholars. The study maps a critical vocabulary for interpreting Shakespeare film; addresses script-to-screen questions about authority and performativity; outlines varied approaches to adaptation such as revival, recycling, allusion, and sampling; parses sound as well as visual effects; and explores the cross-pollination between film and other media, from ancient to cutting-edge. New Wave Shakespeare on Screen emphasizes how rich the payoffs can be when Shakespeareans turn their attention to film adaptations as texts: aesthetically complex, historically situated, and as demanding in their own right as the playtexts they renovate. Works discussed include pop culture films like Billy Morrisette’s Scotland, PA; televised updatings like the ITV Othello; and art-house films such as Julie Taymor’s Titus, Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard, Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet, and Kristian Levering’s The King is Alive. These films reframe the playtexts according to a variety of extra-Shakespearean interests, inviting viewers back to them in fresh ways.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare the Movie

Shakespeare  the Movie

Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare.

Author: Lynda E. Boose

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415165857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare. Taking a fresh look at the Bard an his place in the movies, Shakespeare, The Movie includes a selection of what is presently available in filmic format to the Shakespeare student or scholar, ranging across BBC television productions, filmed theatre productions, and full screen adaptations by Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli. Films discussed include: * Amy Heckerling's Clueless * Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho * Branagh's Henry V * Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet * John McTiernan's Last Action Hero * Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books * Zeffirelli's Hamlet.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hamlet

Hamlet

The screenplay based on the play by William Shakespeare is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes look at its rehearsal and filming

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393315053

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The screenplay based on the play by William Shakespeare is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes look at its rehearsal and filming
Categories: Performing Arts

Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood

Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood

Employing a new angle, this book explores the reasons why contemporary filmed Shakespeare prompts cultural anxiety about high-culture adaptation.

Author: Emma French

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1902806514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 935

Filmed Shakespeare criticism has largely centred on aesthetic critiques of filmic devices, or on comparisons between the film and the source text. Employing a new angle, this book explores the reasons why contemporary filmed Shakespeare prompts cultural anxiety about high-culture adaptation.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Movie Guide

The Movie Guide

HAMLET Anthony Barrile ( Langulli ) , Michael Boatman ( Motown ) , Don Cheade
( Washburn ) , Michael Dolan ... cinematic screen adaptation of Shakespeare ' s
play brimming over with superb marginal visual details , this HAMLET has an ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000440987

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1099

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From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.
Categories: Motion pictures

Shakespeare on Film

Shakespeare on Film

This approachable guide establishes the differences between Shakespeare on stage and film, provides an historical introduction and explores the key modes and genre conventions used in film.

Author: Maurice Hindle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137531728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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This approachable guide establishes the differences between Shakespeare on stage and film, provides an historical introduction and explores the key modes and genre conventions used in film. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition also explores technological mediums for viewing Shakespeare on film, and live stage-to-cinema productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

... made into a (3D) film in 1953. Kiss Me, Kate is itself an adaptation of the
Shakespearean comedy The Taming of the Shrew. ... The parody carries through
in the alliterative title, but the 548 musical theatre screen adaptations 'Hold Me
Hamlet'

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190469993

Category: Music

Page: 696

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
Categories: Music

Shakespeare on the Screen

Shakespeare on the Screen

This study is the first monograph that is dedicated to all three of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptations.

Author: Tanja Weiss

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 3631366345

Category: Drama

Page: 210

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This study is the first monograph that is dedicated to all three of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptations. Unlike many other scholarly analyses of filmed literature, it focuses on the very mechanics of "adaptation," only then turning to the matter of "interpretation." The question of reception takes its place in the foreground, when the films are compared with their originals to point out how the adaptations were done. Analytical-descriptive interpretation builds up the framework of the detailed discussion. A thorough comparison between film and Elizabethan theatre preceeds the exploration of Branagh's Shakespeare treatments. The author's practical background in (screen)writing meets with her theoretical studies. The result of that unusual encounter in academic research is a fresh and unbiased approach to Branagh's successful adaptations, perhaps as fresh as the adaptor's approach to the classical dramatist.
Categories: Drama

Heroes And Villains Film Adaptations Of Shakespearean Drama Henry V Hamlet Macbeth

Heroes And Villains  Film Adaptations Of Shakespearean Drama  Henry V  Hamlet   Macbeth

technique pioneered by Olivier in Hamlet and Henry V, of the voice over to
suggest that murderous and evil thoughts can only be thought, not said out loud.
Macbeth is shown therefore, to be very introspective at the start, a character who,
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Author: Robert Johnson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291938784

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Shakespeare the Movie II

Shakespeare  the Movie  II

Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, this text offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film or cultural studies.

Author: Richard Burt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415282985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 909

Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, this text offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film or cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Screen Adaptation

Screen Adaptation

Nowhere is this more apparent than in some of the attempts to adapt
Shakespeare to the screen. In recent years several new adaptations of
Shakespeare have appeared, such as the recent four-hour rendition of "Hamlet"
and two unusual ...

Author: Kenneth Portnoy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136049057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare Survey Hamlet and its Afterlife

Shakespeare Survey  Hamlet and its Afterlife

One is the assumption that there were no genuinely filmic adaptations of
Shakespeare before the invention of sound technology . The second is This
paper proposes to argue that certain relatively little - known screen adaptations of
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ISBN: UOM:49015002128859

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

The annotated Bibliography includes the current major editions of Hamlet, the major film-adaptations, and a selection of both the best criticism and the most useful websites.

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847600844

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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Aims to introduce students (including those with little or no prior experience of the field) to the worlds of Shakespeare and his theatre revealed in Hamlet. It begins by ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ as utterly a man of the theatre, a professional actor before he was a playwright and a resident dramatist who knew intimately the actors for whom he wrote. It continues by ‘Approaching Hamlet’ in that light, and as a revenge tragedy deliberately overloaded with complications. The middle chapters look in detail at the ‘Actors and Players’ of the drama, starting with the Ghost and ending with ‘the best actors in the world’, and at Shakespeare’s favourite ‘Acts and Devices’ as deployed within it. A final chapter considers Hamlet and Twelfth Night, written and premiered in close succession, as an unexpectedly resonant pair, a surprisingly funny revenge tragedy and a surprisingly bleak revenge comedy that for the first audiences would have complemented one another. The annotated Bibliography includes the current major editions of Hamlet, the major film-adaptations, and a selection of both the best criticism and the most useful websites.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare from Stage to Screen

Shakespeare  from Stage to Screen

This book is aimed at scholars, teachers and students of Shakespeare and film studies, providing a clear and logical apparatus with which to examine Shakespearean screen adaptations.

Author: Sarah Hatchuel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139454323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? In this 2004 book, Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyse how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. She identifies distinct strategies chosen by film directors to appropriate the plays. Instead of providing just play-by-play or film-by-film analyses, the book addresses the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics, making such theories and concepts accessible before applying them to practical cases. Her book also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all the major films from the 1899 King John, through the adaptations by Olivier, Welles and Branagh, to Taymor's 2000 Titus and beyond. This book is aimed at scholars, teachers and students of Shakespeare and film studies, providing a clear and logical apparatus with which to examine Shakespearean screen adaptations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television

Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television

Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television examines recent film and television transformations of William Shakespeare's drama by focusing on the ways in which modern directors acknowledge and respond to the perceived authority of ...

Author: L. Monique Pittman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433106647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television examines recent film and television transformations of William Shakespeare's drama by focusing on the ways in which modern directors acknowledge and respond to the perceived authority of Shakespeare as author, text, cultural icon, theatrical tradition, and academic institution. This study explores two central questions. First, what efforts do directors make to justify their adaptations and assert an interpretive authority of their own? Second, how do those self-authorizing gestures impact upon the construction of gender, class, and ethnic identity within the filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's plays? The chosen films and television series considered take a wide range of approaches to the adaptative process - some faithfully preserve the words of Shakespeare; others jettison the Early Modern language in favor of contemporary idiom; some recreate the geographic and historical specificity of the original plays, and others transplant the plot to fresh settings. The wealth of extra-textual material now available with film and television distribution and the numerous website tie-ins and interviews offer the critic a mine of material for accessing the ways in which directors perceive the looming Shakespearean shadow and justify their projects. Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television places these directorial claims alongside the film and television plotting and aesthetic to investigate how such authorizing gestures shape the presentation of gender, class, and ethnicity.
Categories: Literary Criticism