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Shakespeare on Film Text Books

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0144  Tuesday, 30 March 2010

From:         Stephen M. Buhler < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         March 19, 2010 3:26:55 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0127 Shakespeare on Film Text Books
Comment:      Re: SHK 21.0127 Shakespeare on Film Text Books

I'd like to second Tom Cartelli's comments on his and Katherine Rowe's very fine *New Wave Shakespeare on Screen* and on other recent contributions to what is, as he says, a REAL FIELD. I'd also like to suggest as a textbook my own *Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof* (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002), which works best for courses that endeavor to sketch most of the history of Shakespearean film adaptation -- from the silent era to the beginning of the 21st-century -- and that also endeavor to foreground ideas and issues about adaptation and film making. But several worthwhile approaches to take in the classroom have developed over the last few decades and now there are several useful possibilities for textbooks.

With every good wish,
Steve

Stephen M. Buhler
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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