Shakespeare, the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video

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4.1 Buckingham and Richard watch newsreels of Richard's coronation: Jim Broadbent and Ian McKellen in Richard Loncraine's Richard III70
4.2 “Top of the world, Ma”: James Cagney in White Heat76
4.3 “I'm sitting on top of the world”: Ian McKellen in Richard Loncraine's Richard III77
14.1 “The death of Hamlet”: Asta Nielsen and Heinz Stieda in Svend Gade's and Heinz Schall's Hamlet: The Drama of Vengeance223
16.1 Ken Doll Branagh laments another fall of man in Henry V242
16.2 Starred-crossed buns at the Capulet drag ball in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet242
16.3 The Nurse and Juliet as lesbian lovers in Tromeo & Juliet243
16.4 Richard III, “Queen” of England in The Goodbye Girl248
16.5 Caliban as Prospero's taste-of-latex love slave in Prospero's Books249
16.6 Getting off on Iago getting off on Cassio getting off on Desdemona in Zeffirrelli's Otello250
16.7 Eliot bottoms out in The Goodbye Girl256
16.8 Boys stand up for teacher in Dead Poets Society261

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Totally Clueless? 8
  • Notes 20
  • 2 - Race-Ing Othello, Re-Engendering White-Out 23
  • Notes 41
  • 3 - War is Mud 45
  • 4 - Top of the World, Ma 67
  • Notes 78
  • 5 - Popularizing Shakespeare 80
  • Notes 93
  • 6 - Shakespeare Wallah and Colonial Specularity 95
  • Notes 102
  • 7 - Poetry in Motion 103
  • References 119
  • 8 - When Peter Met Orson 121
  • References 134
  • 9 - In Search of Nothing 135
  • References 146
  • Stage Performances of King Lear Cited 147
  • 10 - A Shrew for the Times 148
  • Films and Videos Discussed 168
  • 11 - Shakespeare in the Age of Post-Mechanical Reproduction 169
  • References 185
  • 12 - Grossly Gaping Viewers and Jonathan Miller's Othello 186
  • 13 - Age Cannot Wither Him 198
  • Notes 213
  • 14 - Asta Nielsen and the Mystery of Hamlet 215
  • References 224
  • 15 - The Family Tree Motel 225
  • References 239
  • 16 - The Love That Dare Not Speak Shakespeare's Name 240
  • References 267
  • Index 269
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