Filming Shakespeares Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa by Anthony DaviesFilming Shakespeares Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa by Anthony Davies

Filming Shakespeares Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and…

byAnthony Davies

Paperback | June 29, 1990

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$59.95

Earn 300 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Davies begins his study with a comparison of theatrical and cinematic space showing that the dramatic resources of cinema are essentially spatial. Central chapters focus on Welles' Macbeth, Othello, and Chimes at Midnight; Olivier's Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III; Brook's King Lear; and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. Davies then discusses the dramatic problems the sources for these films pose for the film maker and he examines how these films influenced later theatrical stagings. The book concludes by exploring the demands that distinguish the work of a Shakespearean stage actor from his counterpart's in film.

Details & Specs

Title:Filming Shakespeares Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:June 29, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521399130

ISBN - 13:9780521399135

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Filming Shakespeares Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Theatrical and cinematic space; 2. Laurence Olivier's Henry V; 3. Laurence Olivier's Hamlet; 4. Laurence Olivier's Richard III; 5. Orson Welles's Macbeth; 6. Orson Welles's Othello; 7. Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight; 8. Peter Brook's King Lear and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood; 9. The film actor; Conclusion; Notes; Select filmography; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...valuable for anyone interested in this century's added dimension to the plays: the motion picture." The Book Report