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Filming Shakespeare's plays : the adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa / Anthony Davies.

By: Davies, Anthony, 1936- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991. Edition: Reprinted edition.Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations, 1 plan ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0521335086; 9780521399135.Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations | English drama -- Film adaptations | Film adaptations -- History and criticism | Humanities, English September2019Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 791.4375 Summary: Davies begins his study with a comparison of theatrical and cinematic space showing that the dramatic resources of cinema are essentially spatial. Central chapters focus on Welles' Macbeth, Othello, and Chimes at Midnight; Olivier's Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III; Brook's King Lear; and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. Davies then discusses the dramatic problems the sources for these films pose for the film maker and he examines how these films influenced later theatrical stagings. The book concludes by exploring the demands that distinguish the work of a Shakespearean stage actor from his counterpart's in film.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Davies begins his study with a comparison of theatrical and cinematic space showing that the dramatic resources of cinema are essentially spatial. Central chapters focus on Welles' Macbeth, Othello, and Chimes at Midnight; Olivier's Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III; Brook's King Lear; and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. Davies then discusses the dramatic problems the sources for these films pose for the film maker and he examines how these films influenced later theatrical stagings. The book concludes by exploring the demands that distinguish the work of a Shakespearean stage actor from his counterpart's in film.

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