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Shakespeare, The Movie II Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD

Edited By Richard Burt, Lynda E. Boose Copyright 2004
    352 Pages
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    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 and Lynda E. Boose, 'Introduction: Shakespeare, the Movie, the Sequel (Editors Cut): 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': Technologies of Memory in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet.' 3. Michael Anderegg, 'It's James Dean meets the Pirate's Daughter: Some Uses and Abuses of Shakespeare in 1990s Films of Romeo and Juliet.' 4. Katherine Eggert, 'Sure Can Sing and Dance : Minstrelsy, the Star System , and the Post-postcoloniality of Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lost and 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: Sexual and electronic magic in Prospero's Books.' 7. Diana Hemderson, 'A Shrew for the Times Revisited.' 8. Laurie Osborne, 'Mixing Media and Animating Shakespeare.' 9. Douglas Lanier, 'Nostalgia and Theatricallity: The Fate of the Shakespearean Stage in the Midsummer Nights Dreams of Hoffman, Noble, and Edzard.' 10. James Loehin, Top of the World, Ma: Richard III and cinematic convention.' 11. Thomas Cartelli, 'Shakespeare and the Street: Looking for Richard, The Street King and the Common Understanding.' 12. Sue Wiseman, 'The Family Tree Motel: Subliming Shakespeare in My Own Private Idaho' 13. Donald Hedrick, 'War Is Mud: Branagh's Dirty Harry V and the Types of Political Ambiguity.' 14. Courtney Lehmann, 'Out Damned Scot: Dislocating Macbeth in Transnational Film and Media Culture.' 15. Amy Scott-Douglas, 'Dogme Shakespeare 95: European Cinema, Anti-Hollywood Sentiment, and the Bard.' 16. Richard Burt, 'Shakespeare and Asia in post-Disaporic Cinemas: Spin-offs and Citations of the Plays from Bollywood to Hollywood.'


    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.