Shakespeare Cinema and Desire

Shakespeare  Cinema and Desire

In severing Shakespearefrom early modern contexts by materiallyreinscribing space, the cinema foregrounds the untimely futuresbroached inhis marginality. Lacan'stheory of desire (désir),andnotion of the roleof the signifierin desire, ...

Author: S. Ryle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137332066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire explores the desires and the futures of Shakespeare's language and cinematographic adaptations of Shakespeare. Tracing ways that film offers us a rich new understanding of Shakespeare, it highlights issues such as media technology, mourning, loss, the voice, narrative territories and flows, sexuality and gender.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies

A History of Shakespeare on Screen: a Century of Film and Television. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1999. Ryle, Simon. Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of Shakespeare's Language.

Author: Eric S. Mallin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030288983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Reading Shakespeare in the Movies: Non-Adaptations and Their Meaning analyzes the unacknowledged, covert presence of Shakespearean themes, structures, characters, and symbolism in selected films. Writers and directors who forge an unconscious, unintentional connection to Shakespeare’s work create non-adaptations, cinema that is unexpectedly similar to certain Shakespeare plays while remaining independent as art. These films can illuminate core semantic issues in those plays in ways that direct adaptations cannot. Eric S. Mallin explores how Shakespeare illuminates these movies, analyzing the ways that The Godfather, Memento, Titanic, Birdman, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre take on new life in dialogue with the famous playwright. In addition to challenging our ideas about adaptation, Mallin works to inspire new awareness of the meanings of Shakespearean stories in the contemporary world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s cinema of love

Shakespeare s cinema of love

biological imperatives of desire, yet the main aspects of Romeo and Juliet are retained, in a developed way. What Lloyd Davis says of desire as 'lost presence' in Shakespeare's play is equally true in the film, though it is conveyed in ...

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526107817

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This engaging and stimulating book argues that Shakespeare's plays significantly influenced movie genres in the twentieth century, particularly in films concerning love in the classic Hollywood period. Shakespeare's 'green world' has a close functional equivalent in 'tinseltown' and on 'the silver screen', as well as in hybrid genres in Bollywood cinema. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet continues to be an enduring source for romantic tragedy on screen. The nature of generic indebtedness has not gained recognition because it is elusive and not always easy to recognise. The book traces generic links between Shakespeare's comedies of love and screen genres such as romantic comedy, 'screwball' comedy and musicals, as well as clarifying the use of common conventions defining the genres, such as mistaken identity, 'errors', disguise and 'shrew-taming'. Speculative, challenging and entertaining, the book will appeal to those interested in Shakespeare, movies and the representation of love in narratives.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare on Screen

Shakespeare on Screen

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 See R. Jackson, 'Shakespeare's Comedies on Film', ... S. Ryle, 'Re-nascences: The Tempest and New Media', in his Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of ...

Author: Sarah Hatchuel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108298698

Category: Literary Criticism

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The second volume in the re-launched series Shakespeare on Screen is devoted to The Tempest and Shakespeare's late romances, offering up-to-date coverage of recent screen versions as well as new critical reviews of older, canonical films. An international cast of authors explores not only productions from the USA and the UK, but also translations, adaptations and appropriations from Poland, Italy and France. Spanning a wide chronological range, from the first cinematic interpretation of Cymbeline in 1913 to The Royal Ballet's live broadcast of The Winter's Tale in 2014, the volume provides an extensive treatment of the plays' resonance for contemporary audiences. Supported by a film-bibliography, numerous illustrations and free online resources, the book will be an invaluable resource for students, scholars and teachers of film studies and Shakespeare studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Cinema Counter Culture

Shakespeare  Cinema  Counter Culture

the embodiment of the Shakespearean textbody, can only be untouchable, unreal and fragmented. ... For many gay spectators, however, the film permits the construction and stabilization of scenarios of homosexual desire in spite of their ...

Author: Ailsa Grant Ferguson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135041847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Addressing for the first time Shakespeare’s place in counter-cultural cinema, this book examines and theorizes counter-hegemonic, postmodern, and post-punk Shakespeare in late 20th and early 21st century film. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, Grant Ferguson presents an interdisciplinary approach that offers new theories on the nature and application of Shakespearean appropriations in the light of postmodern modes of representation. The book considers the nature of the Shakespearean inter-text in subcultural political contexts concerning the politicized aesthetics of a Shakespearean ‘body in pieces,’ the carnivalesque, and notions of Shakespeare as counter-hegemonic weapon or source of empowerment. Representative films use Shakespeare (and his accompanying cultural capital) to challenge notions of capitalist globalization, dominant socio-cultural ideologies, and hegemonic modes of expression. In response to a post-modern culture saturated with logos and semiotic abbreviations, many such films play with the emblematic imagery and references of Shakespeare’s texts. These curious appropriations have much to reveal about the elusive nature of intertextuality in late postmodern culture and the battle for cultural ownership of Shakespeare. As there has yet to be a study that isolates and theorizes modes of Shakespearean production that specifically demonstrate resistance to the social, political, ideological, aesthetic, and cinematic norms of the Western world, this book expands the dialogue around such texts and interprets their patterns of appropriation, adaptation, and representation of Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare s Serial Returns in Complex TV

Shakespeare   s Serial Returns in Complex TV

Shakespeare, the Movie, II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, Television, and DVD. Ed. Richard Burt and Lynda Boose. New York: Routledge. 37–55. Ryle, Simon. 2014. Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Christina Wald

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030468514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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This book examines how Shakespeare’s plays resurface in current complex TV series. Its four case studies bring together The Tempest and the science fiction-Western Westworld, King Lear and the satirical dynastic drama of Succession, Hamlet and the legal thriller Black Earth Rising, as well as Coriolanus and the political thriller Homeland. The comparative readings ask what new insights the twenty-first-century remediations may grant us into Shakespeare’s texts and, vice versa, how Shakespearean returns help us understand topical concerns negotiated in the series, such as artificial intelligence, the safeguarding of democracy, terrorism, and postcolonial justice. This study also proposes that the dramaturgical seriality typical of complex TV allows insights into the seriality Shakespeare employed in structuring his plays. Discussing a broad spectrum of adaptational constellations and establishing key characteristics of the new adaptational aggregate of serial Shakespeare, it seeks to initiate a dialogue between Shakespeare studies, adaptation studies, and TV studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of Shakespeare's Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Shakespeare, William. [1623] 2011. The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works. Edited by Richard Proudfoot, Ann Thompson, ...

Author: John Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118458778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Provides a detailed map of contemporary critical theory in Renaissance and Early Modern English literary studies beyond Shakespeare A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is a groundbreaking guide to the contemporary engagement with critical theory within the larger disciplinary area of Renaissance and Early Modern studies. Comprising commissioned contributions from leading international scholars, it provides an overview of literary theory, beyond Shakespeare, focusing on most major figures, as well as some lesser-known writers of the period. This book represents an important first step in bridging the divide between the abundance of titles which explore applications of theory in Shakespeare studies, and the relative lack of such texts concerning English Literary Renaissance studies as a whole, which includes major figures such as Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. The tripartite structure offers a map of the critical landscape so that students can appreciate the breadth of the work being done, along with an exploration of the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time. Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is must-reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of early modern and Renaissance English literature, as well as their instructors and advisors. Divided into three main sections, “Conditions of Subjectivity,” “Spaces, Places, and Forms,” and “Practices and Theories,” A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies: Provides an overview of theoretical work and the theoretical-informed competencies which are central to the teaching of English Renaissance literary studies beyond Shakespeare Provides a map of the critical landscape of the field to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of the work done Features newly-commissioned essays in representative subject areas to offer a clear picture of the contemporary theoretically-engaged work in the field Explores the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time Offers examples of the ways in which the practice of a theoretically-engaged criticism may enrich the personal and professional lives of critics, and the culture in which such critical practice takes place
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Survey Volume 68 Shakespeare Origins and Originality

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 68  Shakespeare  Origins and Originality

... Robert, Shakespeare in Performance: 'Coriolanus' (Manchester, 2014) Purcell, Stephen, Shakespeare and Audience in Practice (Basingstoke and New York, 2013) Ryle, Simon, Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of ...

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316368992

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 68 is 'Shakespeare, Origins and Originality'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.
Categories: Literary Criticism

King Lear

King Lear

“King Lear and Film Space: Something from Nothing.” In Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of Shakespeare's Language, pp. 36–84. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Rather than focusing on the “political [and] ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501118111

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, engage in violence, or try to alleviate the suffering of others. Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks. What, then, keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of its language, King Lear is almost equally powerful when translated, suggesting that it is the story, in large part, that draws us to the play. The play tells us about families struggling between greed and cruelty, on the one hand, and support and consolation, on the other. Emotions are extreme, magnified to gigantic proportions. We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, and, perhaps, wisdom—one reason this most devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies is also perhaps his most moving. The authoritative edition of King Lear from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
Categories: Drama

No Hamlets

No Hamlets

Discussions of the film include: Lawrence Danson, 'Gazing at Hamlet, or the Danish Cabaret', Shakespeare Survey 45 ... 2009), 217–40; Simon Ryle, Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire: Adaptation and Other Futures of Shakespeare's Language ...

Author: Andreas Höfele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191082061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the 'Bonn Republic' of the Cold War era. In this sustained study, Andreas Höfele begins with Friedrich Nietzsche and follows the rightist engagement with Shakespeare to the poet Stefan George and his circle, including Ernst Kantorowicz, and the literary efforts of the young Joseph Goebbels during the Weimar Republic, continuing with the Shakespeare debate in the Third Reich and its aftermath in the controversy over 'inner emigration' and concluding with Carl Schmitt's Shakespeare writings of the 1950s. Central to this enquiry is the identification of Germany and, more specifically, German intellectuals with Hamlet. The special relationship of Germany with Shakespeare found highly personal and at the same time highIy political expression in this recurring identification, and in its denial. But Hamlet is not the only Shakespearean character with strong appeal: Carl Schmitt's largely still unpublished diaries of the 1920s reveal an obsessive engagement with Othello which has never before been examined. Interest in German philosophy and political thought has increased in recent Shakespeare studies. No Hamlets brings historical depth to this international discussion. Illuminating the constellations that shaped and were shaped by specific appropriations of Shakespeare, Höfele shows how individual engagements with Shakespeare and a whole strand of Shakespeare reception were embedded in German history from the 1870s to the 1950s and eventually 1989, the year of German reunification.
Categories: Literary Criticism