Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema

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Courtney Lehmann, Lisa S. Starks
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 243 pages
Spectacular Shakespeare includes an introduction, nine essays, and an afterword that all address the spectacle of Shakespeare in recent Hollywood films. The essays approach the Shakespeare-as-star phenomenon from various perspectives, some applauding the popularization of the Bard, others critically questioning the appropriation of Shakespeare in contemporary mass culture.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Are We in Love with Shakespeare?
9
Black Monsters and White Masks on the American Screen
25
our own dear queen Ian McKellens Richard III
47
of Baz Luhrmanns William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet
62
The Erotic Politics of Trevor Nunns Twelfth Night
89
Kenneth Branaghs Much Ado about Nothing
110
Romancing the Author Mastering the Body
125
The Cultural Politics of Kenneth Branaghs Hamlet
149
Hollywood Teaches Hamlet
172
Using Film in the Shakespearean Classroom
187
Teen Things I Hate about Girlene Shakesploitation Flicks in the Late 1990s or NotSoFast Times at Shakespeare High
205
Notes on Contributors
233
Index
237
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