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Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love (Literary Artist's Representatives) Hardcover – April 27, 2000
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"Brode gives vivid descriptions of the various movies that have been made of [Shakespeare's plays], weaving together the historical circumstances in which Shakespeare actually worked with a look at the circumstances in which the films were made- a Soviet Othello, for instance, or a King Lear by Jean-Luc Godard."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Douglas Brode is Professor of Film at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University and the author of eighteen books, including Money, Women, and Guns: Crime Movies from Bonnie and Clyde to the Present, The Films of the Eighties, and From Walt to Woodstock: How Disney Created the Counter-Culture, (forthcoming from OUP).
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Brode reveals a stiff conservatism in what he accepts as legitimate film Shakespeare, generally trashing more experimental films, such as "Titus," on grounds that seem less aesthetic than merely crabby. On the one hand, he celebrates the film director's power to free Shakespeare from the stage to the screen with all its unique resources; on the other hand, he quickly gets prickly and sarcastic when directors push beyond a fairly staid presentation.Read more ›