Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie, this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie II:
*focuses for the first time on the impact of postcolonialism, globalization and digital film on recent 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;
*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."
Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new work from leading contributors, Shakespeare, The Movie II offers sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any student of Shakespeare, film, media or cultural studies.
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.