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Title: Shakespeare's King Lear: The Relationship Between Text and Film
Contributor(s): Griggs, Yvonne  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. It has been adapted in vastly different ways over the last four centuries by fellow dramatists, novelists, and film and television screen writers. Though seen initially as a means of lending artistic weight to the cinematic medium in its infancy, screen adaptations of Shakespeare's plays have continued to thrive; their sheer volume suggests that the stories they tell and the issues they raise are still of interest to contemporary audiences. King Lear proves to be no exception to the continuing trend. This book focuses specifically on feature-length cinematic adaptations of King Lear, ranging from those considered to be part of the canon of Shakespeare on screen, to its art house reconfigurations, and various mainstream genre interpretations of the play.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781408105924
Field of Research (FOR): 200101 Communication Studies
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
200104 Media Studies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950203 Languages and Literature
950204 The Media
950205 Visual Communication
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 214
Series Name: Screen Adaptations
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