Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is widely regarded as the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This fascinating interpretation of the film explores how Kurosawa draws key philosophical and psychological arguments from Shakespeare, translates them into strong visual metaphors, and inflects them through the cultural history of Japan.
Robert N. Watson is Associate Dean of Humanities and Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, USA. He is the author of many award-winning books, including Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance and Shakespeare and the Hazards of Ambition.
Acknowledgments .- Introduction .- A Guided Tour through the Spider's Web .- Notes .- Credits.