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Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) -- Film and Television Adaptations

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is film productions of Shakespeare's plays.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bulman, J.C., and H.R. Coursen, eds. Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews. University Press of New England, 1988.

· Davies, Anthony, and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

· Jorgens, Jack J. Shakespeare on Film. Indiana University Press, 1977. Rpt. University Press of America, 1991.

· Kliman, Bernice W. Hamlet: Film, Television, and Audio Performance. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1988.

· Rothwell, Kenneth S., and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography. Neal-Schuman, 1990.

· Rothwell, Kenneth S. A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television. Cambridge Hamlet: Film, Television, and Audio Performance, 1999.

Other Excellent Sources

· Alexander, Peter et al, eds. The BBC TV Shakespeare. British Broadcasting Corporation, Mayflower Books, 1978-86. Individual volumes that contain literary introductions by John Wilders, essays on the productions by Henry Fenwick, and the script of the play as edited for production.

· Anderegg, Michael. Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture. Columbia University Press, 1999.

· Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. Theatre Art Books, 1968.

· Bauer, Erik, ed. Creative Screenwriting 5.2 (1998). Special issue on "Adapting Shakespeare."

· Béchervaise, Neil E. et al, eds. Shakespeare on Celluloid. Rozelle, 1999.

· Beja, Morris, ed. Perspectives on Orson Welles. G.K. Hall, Prentice Hall International, 1995.

· Best, Michael, Lisa Hopkins, and R.G. Siemens, eds. Shakespeare on Screen: Special Issue 5. Early Modern Literary Studies 6.1 (May 2000).

· Boose, Lynda E., and Richard Burt, eds. Shakespeare, the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video. Routledge, 1997.

· Buchman, Lorne M. Still in Movement: Shakespeare on Screen. Oxford University Press, 1991.

· Burnett, Mark Thornton, and Ramona Wray, eds. Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle. St. Martin's, 2000.

· Burt, Richard. Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture. St. Martin's, 1998.

· Cahiers Élisabéthains (Université de Montpellier). 1972- . Apart from occasional articles, regularly reviews film and television productions as well as books in the field.

· Cartmell, Deborah. Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen. Macmillan, 2000.

· Champion, Larry S. "Stage, Stage History, Film." The Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies. 2nd ed. G.K. Hall, Maxwell Macmillan, 1993. 51-65.

· Collick, John. Shakespeare, Cinema and Society. Manchester University Press, 1989.

· Cottrell, John. Laurence Olivier. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Prentice Hall, 1975.

· Coursen, H.R. Shakespearean Performance as Interpretation. University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses, 1992.

· Coursen, H.R. Watching Shakespeare on Television. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1993.

· Coursen, H.R. Shakespeare in Production: Whose History? Ohio University Press, 1996.

· Coursen, H.R. Teaching Shakespeare with Film and Television: A Guide. Greenwood Press, 1997.

· Coursen, H.R. Shakespeare: The Two Traditions. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1999.

· Cowie, Peter. A Ribbon of Dreams: The Cinema of Orson Welles. A.S. Barnes, Tantivy, 1973. Rpt., rev. The Cinema of Orson Welles. A.S. Barnes, Tantivy, 1978.

· Cross, Brenda, ed. The Film Hamlet: A Record of Its Production. Saturn, 1948. Includes brief articles by several members of the cast.

· Crowdus, Gary, ed. Cineaste 24.1 (1998). Includes a special Shakespeare in the Cinema supplement (24-67).

· Crowl, Samuel. Shakespeare Observed: Studies in Performance on Stage and Screen. Ohio University Press, 1992.

· Davies, Anthony. Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa. Cambridge University Press, 1988.

· Davis, James E., and Ronald E. Salomone, eds. Teaching Shakespeare Today: Practical Approaches and Productive Strategies. National Council of Teachers of English, 1993.

· Dawson, Anthony B. Hamlet. Manchester University Press, 1995. Includes chapters on the films directed by Laurence Olivier, Grigori Kozintsev and Franco Zeffirelli, as well as the BBC-TV adaptation.

· Dent, Alan, ed. Hamlet: The Film and the Play. World Film Publishers, 1948. Includes brief articles on Olivier's adaptation and the screenplay of the film.

· Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West: Jahrbuch 1993. Special issue on "Shakespeare and the Media." Articles in English and German with English summaries.

· Díaz-Fernández, José Ramón. "Shakespeare on Screen: A Bibliography of Critical Studies." Post Script 17.1 (Fall 1997): 91-146.

· Díaz-Fernández, José Ramón. "Shakespeare and Film-Derivatives: A Bibliography." Post Script 17.2 (Winter/Spring 1998): 109-20.

· Díaz-Fernández, José Ramón. Shakespeare on Television: A Bibliography of Criticism. Early Modern Literary Studies 6.1 (May, 2000): 4.

· Donaldson, Peter S. Shakespearean Films / Shakespearean Directors. Unwin Hyman, 1990.

· Dorval, Patricia. "Shakespeare on Video." Cahiers Élisabéthains 53 (Janvier 1998): 53-75.

· Dorval, Patricia. Shakespeare et le cinéma: Actes du Congrès de 1998. Université Paul Valéry, 1998. Includes essays in English and French.

· Drexler, Peter, and Lawrence Guntner, eds. Negotiations with Hal: Multi-Media Perceptions of (Shakespeare's) Henry the Fifth. Braunschweig: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Seminar für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1995. Includes essays in English and German with abstracts in English.

· Eckert, Charles W., ed. Focus on Shakespearean Films. Prentice Hall, 1972.

· Garfield, Leon. The Animated Shakespeare. Heinemann, Knopf, 1992-96.

· Geduld, Harry M. Filmguide to Henry V. Indiana University Press, 1973.

· Goodwin, James, ed. Perspectives on Akira Kurosawa. G.K. Hall, Maxwell Macmillan, 1994.

· Gottesman, Ronald, ed. Focus on Orson Welles. Prentice Hall, 1976.

· Grant, Cathy, ed. As You Like It: Audio-Visual Shakespeare. British Universities Film and Video Council, 1992.

· Halio, Jay L. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Manchester University Press, 1994. Includes chapters on the Max Reinhardt-William Dieterle and Peter Hall films as well as the BBC and Joseph Papp television adaptations.

· Hapgood, Robert. "Shakespeare on Film and Television." The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies. Ed. Stanley Wells. Cambridge University Press, 1986. 273-86.

· Harner, James L, ed. The World Shakespeare Bibliography. 1949- . Includes a film and television section for each of the plays. Published as a separate issue of Shakespeare Quarterly since 1978, it is also available on CD-ROM and online.

· Hatchuel, Sarah. A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh. Blizzard Publishing, 2000.

· Hattaway, Michael, Boika Sokolova, and Derek Roper, eds. Shakespeare in the New Europe. Sheffield Academic, 1994.

· Higham, Charles. The Films of Orson Welles. University of California Press, 1970.

· Hirsch, Foster. Laurence Olivier on Screen. Twayne, 1979.

· Hodgdon, Barbara. The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare's History. Princeton University Press, 1991.

· Hodgdon, Barbara. The Shakespeare Trade: Performances and Appropriations. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

· Holderness, Graham. "Radical Potentiality and Institutional Closure: Shakespeare in Film and Television." Political Shakespeare: New Essays in Cultural Materialism. Ed. Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield. Manchester University Press, Cornell University Press, 1985. 182-201. 2nd ed. Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism. 1994. 206-25.

· Holderness, Graham, ed. The Shakespeare Myth. Manchester University Press, 1988.

· Holderness, Graham. The Taming of the Shrew. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989. Includes chapters on the Franco Zeffirelli film and the BBC-TV adaptation.

· Holderness, Graham. Shakespeare Recycled: The Making of Historical Drama. Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992.

· Howlett, Kathy M. Framing Shakespeare on Film. Ohio University Press, 2000.

· Jorgens, Jack J. "Shakespeare on Film and Television." His Influence. Vol. 3 of William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence. Ed. John F. Andrews. Scribners, 1985. 681-703. 3 vols.

· Klein, Holger, and Dimiter Daphinoff, eds. Hamlet on Screen. Shakespeare Yearbook 8 (1997).

· Kliman, Bernice W. Macbeth. Manchester University Press, 1992. Includes chapters on the films directed by Orson Welles and Roman Polanski as well as the television adaptations starring Maurice Evans, Eric Porter, Nicol Williamson, and Ian McKellen in the title role.

· Kozintsev, Grigori. Shakespeare: Time and Conscience. Trans. Joyce Vining. Hill and Wang, 1966, Dennis Dobson, 1967.

· Kozintsev, Grigori. King Lear: The Space of Tragedy; The Diary of a Film Drama. 1973. Trans. Mary MacKintosh. Heinemann, University of California Press, 1977.

· Leaming, Barbara. Grigori Kozintsev. Twayne, 1980.

· Leggatt, Alexander. King Lear. Manchester University Press, 1991. Includes chapters on the films directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Peter Brook as well as the BBC and Granada television adaptations.

· Literary Review 22 (1979). Special issue on Mankiewicz's Julius Caesar, Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet and King Lear, and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood.

· Literature/Film Quarterly (Salisbury State University). 1973- . Regularly publishes Shakespeare on film issues. See volumes and issues 1.4 (1973), 4.2 (1976), 5.4 (1977), 8.4 (1980), 11.3 (1983), 14.4 (1986), 20.4 (1992), 25.2 (1997), and 28.2 (2000).

· Loehlin, James N. Henry V. Manchester University Press, 1996. Includes chapters on the films directed by Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh as well as the BBC-TV and the English Shakespeare Company television adaptations.

· Lusardi, James P., and June Schlueter. Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1991. A thorough analysis of the BBC and Granada television adaptations.

· Lyons, Bridget Gellert, ed. Chimes at Midnight. Dir. Orson Welles. Rutgers University Press, 1988. Includes the screenplay and several essays and interviews.

· MacLiammóir, Micheál. Put Money in Thy Purse: The Filming of Orson Welles's Othello. Methuen, 1952. 2nd rev. ed. Methuen, 1976. Rpt. Virgin, 1994.

· Manvell, Roger, ed. Journal of the Society of Film and Television Arts 37 (Autumn 1969). Special Shakespeare on film and television issue.

· Manvell, Roger. Shakespeare and the Film. Dent, Praeger, 1971. Rev. ed. A.S. Barnes, 1979.

· Manvell, Roger. Theater and Film: A Comparative Study of the Two Dramatic Forms of Dramatic Art, and of the Problems of Adaptations of Stage Plays into Films. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1979.

· Manvell, Roger. "Shakespeare on Film." The Shakespeare Handbook. Ed. Levi Fox. G.K. Hall, Bodley Head, 1987. 237-58.

· Marlowe Society of America Newsletter (Purdue University). 1981- . Includes short articles and reviews of film and television productions.

· McBride, Joseph. Orson Welles. Rev. ed. Da Capo, 1996.

· McKernan, Luke, and Olwen Terris, eds. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. British Film Institute, 1994. An annotated catalogue of the Shakespeare holdings in the NFTVA. Also includes several essays and an annotated reference bibliography.

· McMurtry, Jo. Shakespeare Films in the Classroom: A Descriptive Guide. Archon Books, 1994.

· Miller, Jonathan. Subsequent Performances. Faber and Faber, Elisabeth Sifton/Viking, 1986.

· Mills, John A. Hamlet on Stage: The Great Tradition. Greenwood Press, 1985. Includes chapters on the films directed by Laurence Olivier, Bill Coleran, and Tony Richardson.

· Morris, Peter. Shakespeare on Film: An Index to William Shakespeare's Plays on Film. Canadian Film Institute, 1964. Rpt., rev. and exp., 1972. Rpt. as "Shakespeare on Film." Films in Review 24 (1973): 132-63.

· Naremore, James. The Magic World of Orson Welles. Oxford University Press, 1978. Rev. ed. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1989.

· Olivier, Laurence. "Shakespeare on Film." On Acting. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Simon and Schuster, 1986. 267-310.

· Parker, Barry M. The Folger Shakespeare Filmography: A Directory of Feature Films Based on the Works of William Shakespeare. Folger Shakespeare Library, 1979.

· Pilkington, Ace G. Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V. University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses, 1991.

· Prince, Stephen. The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa. Princeton University Press, 1991.

· Quinn, Edward, ed. The Shakespeare Hour: A Companion to the PBS-TV Series. New American Library, 1986.

· Reynolds, Peter. "Shakespeare on Film." Shakespeare: Text into Performance. Penguin, 1991. 105-17.

· Richie, Donald. The Films of Akira Kurosawa. 3rd exp. ed. University of California Press, 1996.

· Richmond, Hugh. King Richard III. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989. Includes chapters on the Laurence Olivier film and the BBC-TV adaptation.

· Riggio, Milla Cozart, ed. Teaching Shakespeare through Performance. MLA, 2000.

· Rosenberg, Marvin. The Masks of Hamlet. University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses, 1992. Deals with stage, film, and television adaptations.

· Ross, Harris. "William Shakespeare and Film." Film as Literature, Literature as Film: An Introduction to and Bibliography of Film's Relationship to Literature. Greenwood Press, 1987. 209-30.

· Rothwell, Kenneth S. Early Shakespeare Movies: How the Spurned Spawned Art. International Shakespeare Association Occasional Paper no. 8. Clouds Hill Printers, 2000.

· Salomone, Ronald E., and James E. Davis, eds. Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century. Ohio University Press, 1997.

· Sammons, Eddie. Shakespeare: A Hundred Years on Film. Shepheard-Walwyn, 2000.

· Shakespeare (Georgetown University). 1996- . Includes short articles and film and book reviews.

· Shakespeare and the Classroom (Ohio Northern University). 1993- . Includes a Shakespeare on film section.

· Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship (Lafayette College). 1982- . Incorporated Shakespeare on Film Newsletter in 1992.

· Shakespeare Newsletter (Iona College). 1951- . Apart from short articles, includes reviews of films and books on the subject.

· Shakespeare on Film Newsletter (University of Vermont, Nassau Community College and Shakespeare Globe Centre). 1976-92.

· Shakespeare Quarterly (The Folger Shakespeare Library). 1950- . Apart from occasional articles, pays regular attention to productions and books on the subject.

· Shaughnessy, Robert, ed. Shakespeare on Film. Macmillan, St. Martin's, 1998.

· Shewring, Margaret. King Richard II. Manchester University Press, 1996. Includes chapters on three television adaptations.

· Silviria, Dale. Laurence Olivier and the Art of Film Making. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 1985.

· Sinyard, Neil. "`In My Mind's Eye': Shakespeare on the Screen." Filming Literature: The Art of Screen Adaptation. Croom Helm, 1986. 1-24.

· Skovmand, Michael, ed. Screen Shakespeare. David Brown Book Co., 1994.

· Stalpaert, Christel, ed. Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books: Critical Essays. Ghent: Academia, 2000.

· Starks, Lisa S., guest ed. Special Issue: Shakespeare and Film -- Adaptations. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 17.1 (Fall 1997).

· Starks, Lisa S., guest ed. Special Issue: Shakespeare and Film -- Derivatives and Variations. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 17.2 (Winter/Spring 1998).

· Taylor, Geoffrey. Paul Mazursky's Tempest. Zoetrope, 1982.

· University of Dayton Review 14.1 (1979-80). Special issue about Macbeth on film.

· Uricchio, William, and Roberta E. Pearson. Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films. Princeton University Press, 1993.

· Weiss, Tanja. Shakespeare on the Screen: Kenneth Branagh's Adaptations of Henry V, Much Ado about Nothing and Hamlet. Peter Lang, 1999.

· Welles, Orson, and Peter Bogdanovich. This Is Orson Welles. Ed. Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rev. ed. Da Capo, 1998.

· Wells, Stanley, ed. Shakespeare Survey 39 (1987). Special volume on Shakespeare on film, television, and radio.

· Willems, Michèle, ed. Shakespeare à la television. Rouen: Publications de l'Université de Rouen, 1987. Includes essays and interviews in English and French.

· Willis, Susan. The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon. University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

· Willson, Robert F., Jr. Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses, 2000.

· Zeffirelli, Franco. "Filming Shakespeare." Staging Shakespeare: Seminars on Production Problems. Ed. Glenn Loney. Garland, 1990. 239-70.

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