Hamlet on Screen (Shakespeare Yearbook v. 8)

Hamlet on Screen (Shakespeare Yearbook v. 8)

By: Holger Klein (editor), Dimiter Daphinoff (editor)Hardback

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This is the seventh volume of a series of yearbooks covering works by Shakespeare. This volume deals with film versions of "Hamlet", including topics such as Hamlet's ghost on the screen, Kenneth Branagh's interpolations in "Hamlet", Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" and Hamlet as a woman. Topics raised include comic uses of the tragedy, the portrayl of "Hamlet"'s ghost on screen and the poetic and dramatic uses of cookery in Shakespeare's plays.


Ghosts and courts - the openings of "Hamlets", Neil Forsyth; Hamlet's ghost on the screen, Patrick Hunter; reading and screening Ophelia - 1948-1996, Deborah Cartmell; Fortinbras on film - safe passage for the Prince, Thomas L. Wilmeth; "abstract and brief chronicles" on film - the players' scenes in "Hamlet", Leigh Woods; "didst perceive?" - five versions of the mousetrap in "Hamlet", David G. Hale; Hamlet and the jester's skull - the graveyard scene on film, James Rigney; Hamlet and the kiss, John Ottenhoff; "remember me" - the Gaument-Hepworth Hamlet - 1913, Emma Smith; Hamlet as a woman - Asta Nielsen's Shakespeare film of 1921, Thomas Koebner; a microcosm of art - Olivier's expressionist "Hamlet" - 1948, Lawrence Guntner; rotten states - Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Kurosawa's "The Bad Sleep Well", Stephen J. Phillips; "hidden games, cunning traps, ambushes" - the Russian "Hamlet", Patrick Burke; a worthy Dane - Richard Chamberlain's "Hamlet", Patrick McCord; O that this too too solid play would melt - Coronado's "anti-O(edi)pus", Evgenia Pancheva; antic dispositions - Shakespeare and Steve Martin's "LA Story", Stephen M. Buhler; "a palpable hit" - Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" - USA, 1990, Chris Lawson; "neither a norrower, nor a lender be" - Zeffirelli's "Hamlet", Mary Z. Maher; melodrama at Elsinore - Zeffirelli's "Hamlet", Michael Skovmand; "Shakespeare in tombstone" - Hamlet's undiscovered country, Philip H. Christensen; the "hope" Hamlet - Kenneth Branagh's comic use of Shakespeare's tragedy in "A Midwinter's Tale", Park Bucker; words, words, words - searching for "Hamlet", H.R. Coursen; suiting the word to the action - Kenneth Branagh's interpolations in "Hamlet", David Kennedy Sauer; all the world's a screen - transcoding in Branagh's "Hamlet", Anny Crunelle Vanrigh; reformatting "Hamlet" - creating a Q1 "Hamlet" for television, Hardy M. Cook.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773485020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9780773485020
  • ISBN10: 0773485023

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