Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen by Sarah HatchuelShakespeare, from Stage to Screen by Sarah Hatchuel

Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen

bySarah Hatchuel

Paperback | September 11, 2008

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How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyze how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. Instead of providing only play-by-play or film-by-film analysis, the book addresses and defines the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics. Hatchuel also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all major films.
Title:Shakespeare, from Stage to ScreenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:September 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521078989

ISBN - 13:9780521078986


Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare, from stage to screen: a historical and aesthetic approach; 2. From theatre showing to cinema telling; 3. Masking film construction: towards a 'real' world; 4. Reflexive constructions: from meta-theatre to meta-cinema?; 5. Screenplay, narration and subtext: the example of Hamlet; 6. Case studies.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] good survey of Shakespeare on stage, from the Globe to the Restoration to Drury Lane and 19th-century realism to cinema." J.M. Welsh, Salisbury University, CHOICE