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My Kind of Country

Carmer, Carl

ISBN 10: 0521594049 / ISBN 13: 9780521594042
Published by David McKay Company, New York, 1966
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: My Kind of Country

Publisher: David McKay Company, New York

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Printing

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A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays in moving images from their earliest exhibition in nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in multiplexes. Topics covered include the silent era, Hollywood in the 1930s, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the transgressive cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and the renaissance of the Shakespeare film with Kenneth Branagh in the 1990s. The book is truly international in scope, looking not only at screen adaptations in the UK and the US but also at the films of Kozintsev, Kurosawa, Zeffirelli and others. A filmography, bibliography and index of names make it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while its accessible style will ensure that it appeals to enthusiasts and film-goers as well as to a more academic audience.

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This book chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays in moving images from their earliest exhibition in nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions. A filmography, bibliography and index of names make it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists but it will also appeal to a more general audience.

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