The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0105  Wednesday, 22 January 2003

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 08:35:51 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare, the Movie, II--Coming Soon to a Bookstore near

Members of this listserv interested in Shakespeare and film may also be
interested to read the back cover copy for Shakespeare, the Movie II,
out from Routledge this June.  (Bound proofs will be at the Routledge
exhibition at SAA.)  If you want to know more, please contact me off

Here's the copy (I didn't write it, they did) that will go on the back

Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie,
this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on
cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie,

*focuses for the first time on the impact of post-colonialism,
globalization and digital film on recent adaptations of Shakespeare;

*takes in not only American and British films but also adaptations of
Shakespeare in Europe and in the Asian diaspora;

*explores a wide range of film, television, video and DVD adaptations
from Almereyda's Hamlet to animated tales, via Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth
Branagh, and 1990s' Macbeths, to name but a few;

*offers fresh insight into the issues surrounding Shakespeare on film,
such as the interplay between originals and adaptations, the
appropriations of popular culture, the question of spectatorship, and
the impact of popularization on the canonical status of "the Bard."

Combining three key essays from the earlier collection with exciting new
work from leading contributors, Shakespeare, the Movie, II offers
sixteen fascinating essays. It is quite simply a must-read for any
student of Shakespeare, film, media or cultural studies.

Contributors include: Michael Anderegg, Richard Burt, Thomas Cartelli,
Peter S. Donaldson, Katherine Eggert, Donald Hedrick, Diana Henderson,
Barbara Hodgdon, Douglas Lanier, Courtney Lehmann, James Loehlin, Laurie
Osborne, Katherine Rowe, Amy Scott-Douglas, and Susan Wiseman.

Richard Burt is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst. His most recent books are Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer
Theory and American Kiddie Culture (1998) and Shakespeare After Mass
Media (2002).

Lynda E. Boose is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Dartmouth
College. Her most recent book is Shakespeare, the Movie (1996).

Shakespeare/Media and Cultural Studies/ Literature

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