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Shakespeare, the movie, II: popularizing the plays on film, TV, video, and DVD

Shakespeare, the movie, II: popularizing the plays on film, TV, video, and DVD

Boose, Lynda E., 1943-; Burt, Richard, 1954-

Following on from the successful 'Shakespeare, the Movie', this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with new work from leading contributors, this volume offers 16 essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie II: focuses on the impact of post-colonialism, globalization and digital film on adaptations of Shakespeare; takes in not only American and British films but also adaptations of Shakespeare in Europe and in the Asian diapora; explores a wide range of film, television, video and DVD adaptations from Almereyda's Hamlet to animated tales, via Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth Branagh and 1990s' Macbeths, to name but a few; and offers fresh insight into the issues surrounding Shakespeare on film, such as the interplay between originals and adaptations, the appropriations of popular culture, the question of spectatorship, and the impact of popularization on the canonical status of the Bard

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Published London: Routledge, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Richard Burt and Lynda E. Boose
ISBN: 0203426185, 9780203426180
Note: Includes index.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-322).
Note: Filmography: (p. 323-328).
Physical Description: xi, 340 p. : ill.
Subject: Media studies; Films, cinema; Performing Arts.; Film history, theory & criticism; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Classic & pre-20th century plays; Cultural studies; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Film and video adaptations.; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780415282994


  1. Richard Burt and Lynda E. Boose, 'Introduction
  2. Shakespeare, the Movie, the Sequel (Editors Cut)
  3. Polarizing the Plays on Film, Television and DVD.' 1. Richard Burt, 'Shakespeare Goes Hollywood, II "Glo-cali-zation", Race, and the Small Screens of Post-Popular Culture" 2. Katherine Rowe, 'Remember me'
  4. Technologies of Memory in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet.' 3. Michael Anderegg, 'It's James Dean meets the Pirate's Daughter
  5. Some Uses and Abuses of Shakespeare in 1990s Films of Romeo and Juliet.' 4. Katherine Eggert, 'Sure Can Sing and Dance
  6. Minstrelsy, the Star System , and the Post-postcoloniality of Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lostand Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night.' 5. Barbara Hodgdon, 'Race-ing Othello, Re-Engendering White-Out, II.' 6. Peter S. Donaldson, 'Shakespeare in the Age of Post-Mechanical Reproduction
  7. Sexual and electronic magic in Prospero's Books.' 7. Diana Hemderson, 'A Shrewfor the Times Revisited.' 8. Laurie Osborne, 'Mixing Media and Animating Shakespeare.' 9. Douglas Lanier, 'Nostalgia and Theatricallity
  8. The Fate of the Shakespearean Stage in the Midsummer Nights Dreamsof Hoffman, Noble, and Edzard.' 10. James Loehin, "Top of the World, Ma
  9. Richard III and cinematic convention.' 11. Thomas Cartelli, 'Shakespeare and the Street
  10. Looking for Richard, The Street Kingand the Common Understanding.' 12. Sue Wiseman, 'The Family Tree Motel
  11. Subliming Shakespeare in My Own Private Idaho' 13. Donald Hedrick, 'War Is Mud
  12. Branagh's Dirty Harry V and the Types of Political Ambiguity.' 14. Courtney Lehmann, 'Out Damned Scot
  13. Dislocating Macbethin Transnational Film and Media Culture.' 15. Amy Scott-Douglas, 'Dogme Shakespeare 95
  14. European Cinema, Anti-Hollywood Sentiment, and the Bard.' 16. Richard Burt, 'Shakespeare and Asia in post-Disaporic Cinemas
  15. Spin-offs and Citations of the Plays from Bollywood to Hollywood.'

Author note

Richard Burt is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lynda E. Boose is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Dartmouth College.