The Resource Shakespeare in production : whose history?, by H.R. Coursen

Shakespeare in production : whose history?, by H.R. Coursen

Label
Shakespeare in production : whose history?
Title
Shakespeare in production
Title remainder
whose history?
Statement of responsibility
by H.R. Coursen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The New Historicism "contextualizes" the literature it examines. It sees literature as one aspect of the energies and anxieties characteristic of a given culture, neither independent nor superior to it. While some may quarrel with these premises, it is not necessary to agree with them, or even to be a New Historicist, in order to put their techniques to use. Shakespeare in Production examines a number of plays in context. Included are the 1936 Romeo and Juliet, unpopular with critics of filmed Shakespeare, but very much a "photoplay" of its time; the opening sequences of filmed Hamlets which span more than seventy years; The Comedy of Errors on television, where production of this script is almost impossible; and the Branagh Much Ado About Nothing, a "popular" film discussed in the context of comedy as genre. "Whose history?" inevitably turns out to be that of the individual observer, for regardless of the criteria deployed, criticism is an intensely subjective activity, and is meant to be when it deals with drama. In this discussion of Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing, for example, the contemporary response to the film becomes the subject of the chapter. For, although the film is much more than what is said about it, it is also less, in that the critical response is part of the overall creative activity involved in a Shakespeare production
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DLC
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Coursen, Herbert R
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3091
LC item number
.C675 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Film adaptations
  • Théâtre
  • Theaterproduktion
Label
Shakespeare in production : whose history?, by H.R. Coursen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-276) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Whose history? -- Romeo and Juliet: a beautiful film for beautiful people? -- "What's there?": opening Hamlet on film -- What happens to The comedy of errors on television? -- Branagh's Much ado: art and popular culture? -- Sorting well with fierceness? History plays: 1993-94 -- Is Shakespeare's history our own? On stage in the 1990s -- "Truth, a pebble of quartz?" Hamlet in 1994, I: Shakespeare & Company and Orlando -- "Seems Madam?": Hamlet in 1994, II: Stratford (Ontario), Ashland, and London -- "You would be king of the isle?": The tyranny of design, 1994 -- Conclusion: "What, out of this, my lord?"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780821411407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95043091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33441169
  • (OCoLC)ocm33441169
Label
Shakespeare in production : whose history?, by H.R. Coursen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Whose history? -- Romeo and Juliet: a beautiful film for beautiful people? -- "What's there?": opening Hamlet on film -- What happens to The comedy of errors on television? -- Branagh's Much ado: art and popular culture? -- Sorting well with fierceness? History plays: 1993-94 -- Is Shakespeare's history our own? On stage in the 1990s -- "Truth, a pebble of quartz?" Hamlet in 1994, I: Shakespeare & Company and Orlando -- "Seems Madam?": Hamlet in 1994, II: Stratford (Ontario), Ashland, and London -- "You would be king of the isle?": The tyranny of design, 1994 -- Conclusion: "What, out of this, my lord?"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780821411407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95043091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33441169
  • (OCoLC)ocm33441169

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