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Film book: Shakespeare from Stage to Screen

Shakespeare: From Stage to Screen
By Sarah Hatchuel

190 pages

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. {1)

Frustratingly, the review is ungenerous in free pages unlike many of the other film books on review in GoogleBooks – just a scattering in the first 20 pages or so.

Library Thing shows a selection of other authors who have done Shakespeare and film.

Sarah Hatchuel has also done:

A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh


January 7, 2009 - Posted by | film directors, film editing, film [its techniques] |

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