Apocalyptic Shakespeare: essays on visions of chaos and revelation in recent film adaptations

Croteau, Melissa and Jess-Cooke, Carolyn (2009) Apocalyptic Shakespeare: essays on visions of chaos and revelation in recent film adaptations. McFarland, Jefferson, NC. ISBN 9780786433926

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Abstract

This collection of essays examines the ways in which recent Shakespeare films portray anxieties about an impending global wasteland, technological alienation, spiritual destruction, and the effects of globalization. Films covered include Titus, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Almereyda’s Hamlet, Revengers Tragedy, Twelfth Night, The Passion of the Christ, Radford’s The Merchant of Venice, The Lion King, and Godard’s King Lear, among others that directly adapt or reference Shakespeare. Essays chart the apocalyptic mise-en-scenes, disorienting imagery, and topsy-turvy plots of these films, using apocalypse as a theoretical and thematic lens.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: W400 Drama
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 12:07
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 11:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/702

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