In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of four major film directors to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Focusing on the work of Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Grigori Kozintsev and Franco Zeffirelli, each essay assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the film director covered and of the film director on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare.
Mark Thornton Burnett is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen's University, Belfast, UK. His books include Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace (2007) and Shakespeare and World Cinema (2013). Courtney Lehmann is the Tully Knoles Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English and Film Studies and the Director of the Humanities Scholars Program at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. she is author of Shakespeare Remains: Theatre to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern (2002) and Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' (2010). Marguerite H. Rippy is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University, Arlington. She is the author of Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects: A Postmodern Perspective (2009). Ramona Wray is Reader in English at Queen's University, Belfast, UK. She is editor of The Tragedy of Mariam (2012), co-editor of Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siecle (2000) and Screening Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century (2006).
Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Orson Welles 2. Akira Kurosawa 3. Grigori Kozintsev 4. Franco Zeffirelli Notes Select Bibliography Index