By Diana E. Henderson
This Concise better half offers a multidisciplinary variety of techniques to an enormous multimedia topic, Shakespeare on monitor. The book’s participants use the most recent considering from cultural experiences, communications, and comparative media, in discussion with literary, theatrical, and filmic ways, so that it will push the sphere ahead. they give thought to Shakespeare on display not just as a collection of complete items but additionally as a procedure. hence, the quantity is geared up round subject matters equivalent to authorship and collaboration, theatricality, intercourse and violence, globalization, and heritage. The Concise significant other deals readers numerous obtainable routes into Shakespeare on monitor and helps additional examine of the topic throughout the inclusion of a bibliography, a chronological chart, and an intensive index. even as, it serves as a focus for exploring basic concerns within the learn of literature and tradition extra greatly, comparable to the relationships among elite and pop culture, paintings and undefined, textual content, photo, and function.
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Through lively discussion and debate, we all learn more. Such learning is the most fundamental aim of the Concise Companion. In keeping with the recent wave of spinoffs and parodies as well as more “traditional” encounters between Shakespeare and visually based media, these essays move the scholarly ﬁeld outward as well as onward: they suggest a variety of fruitful ways to locate the Shakespearean subset of screen representations within wider historical, political, artistic, economic, and technological contexts.
Such ﬁlms as Get Over It (2001, loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream), O (2001, based on Othello), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999, based on The Taming of the Shrew), and Never Been Kissed (1999, loosely based on As You Like It) are witty adaptations in which the nostalgic desire to get back to Shakespeare is not obviously played out (see LANIER). Indeed, the Shakespearean sources are seldom mentioned in their promotional material. Conversely, every ﬁlm which does incorporate the historically remote Shakespearean text may be immediately understood as negotiating a “direct” relationship with the past; indeed, Burnett and Wray attribute the recent Shakespeare ﬁlm “Renaissance” in part to ﬁn-desiècle nostalgia (2000: 3).
A Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture) by Diana E. Henderson