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Shakespeare in the Movies by Douglas Brode

Shakespeare in the Movies

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    Nov 01, 2001 | 288 Pages

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Praise

“From the Globe to the multiplex, this exhaustive study leaves no stone unturned.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This princely volume conveys the fun of both Shakespeare and film analysis.” —Library Journal

“Brode covers a vast range of often fascinating terrain, with sections on silent films and spinoffs as well as such adaptations as Ian McKellen’s brilliant updating of ‘Richard III.’ He writes knowledgeably and often eloquently about the work of such producers as Kenneth Branagh, Akira Kurosawa and Orson Welles.” —Washington Post“A highly lucid and intelligent view of almost every major adaptation of Shakespeare.” —Toronto Star

“Delightful…Brode’s stimulating discussions will send readers off to Blockbuster with long lists certain to provide many happy weeks of viewing.” —London Times

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. An Auspicious Opening
The Taming of the Shrew

2. The Winter of Our Discontent
King Richard III

3. Star-Crossed Lovers
Romeo and Juliet

4. A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

5. The Hollow Crown
Richard II; Henry IV, Parts I and II; Henry V

6. Sophisticated Comedy
Much Ado about Nothing; As You Like It; Twelfth Night

7. A Tide in Men’s Lives
Julius Caesar

8. I Know Not Seems
Hamlet

9. The Green-Eyed Monster
Othello, the Moor of Venice

10. Fatal Vision
Macbeth

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