The Resource Devouring time : nostalgia in contemporary Shakespearean screen adaptations, Philippa Sheppard

Devouring time : nostalgia in contemporary Shakespearean screen adaptations, Philippa Sheppard

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Devouring time : nostalgia in contemporary Shakespearean screen adaptations
Title
Devouring time
Title remainder
nostalgia in contemporary Shakespearean screen adaptations
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Sheppard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Kenneth Branagh's ground-breaking Henry V to Justin Kurzel's haunting Macbeth, many modern filmmakers have adapted Shakespeare for the big screen. Their translations of Renaissance plays to modern cinema both highlight and comment on contemporary culture and attitudes to art, identity, and the past. A dynamic analysis of twenty-seven films adapted from Shakespeare's works, Philippa Sheppard's Devouring Time addresses a wide range of topics, including gender, ritual, music, setting, rhetoric, and editing. She argues that the directors' choice to adapt these four-hundred-year old plays is an act of nostalgia, not only for the plays themselves, but also for the period in which they were written, the association of genius that accompanies them, and the medium of theatre. Sheppard contends that millennial anxiety brought on by the social and technological revolutions of the last five decades has generated a yearning for Shakespeare because he is an icon of a literary culture often now deemed threatened. Authoritative and accessible, Devouring Time's investigations of filmmakers' nostalgia for the art of the past shed light on Western and pre-twentieth-century concepts of gender, identity, and colonialism."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
791.43/6
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3093
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Devouring time : nostalgia in contemporary Shakespearean screen adaptations, Philippa Sheppard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn970406115
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773550216
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37031697
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)970406115
  • jstor0773550216

Library Locations

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