The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0107 Thursday, 11 March 2010
Date: March 6, 2010 5:28:45 PM EST
Subject: Shakespeare on Film Text Books
In the Shakespeare course I regularly teach, I often use a few clips of Shakespeare on film to illustrate a point or two about the texts. Now my department has asked me to teach a summer course focused on "Literature and Film" and I have decided to stick close to home and focus the class on films of Shakespeare, with the texts somewhat subordinated. I am writing to the list to ask for some advice. Specifically, I was wondering if anyone who has taught a course that gives cinematic Shakespeares more than supplementary status might recommend a "textbook" that he or she has found useful. I'll be teaching many film versions and adaptations of five plays, I think (Henry V, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and King Lear). Please don't be shy about mentioning your own book if you've got one that might work well in such a course.
With thanks in advance.
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the editor assumes no responsibility for them.