Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace


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Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace

by Mark Thornton Burnett (Author)



ISBN: 9780230391451


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In this new paperback edition Mark Burnett investigates the explosion of Shakespeare films during the 1990s and beyond. Linking fluctuating 'Shakespeares' with the growth of a global marketplace, the dissolution of national borders and technological advances, Mark Burnett produces a fresh awareness of our contemporary cultural moment.

Shakespeare on film, whether at the cinema, on television or in an online environment, has established itself as an important cultural commentator. This study examines Shakespeare films produced on both sides of the millennium, identifying in them key global debates concerned with race and ethnicity, representation and reproduction, spirituality and religion, and the place of the new media. Traversing a range of examples, from multiplex features and art-house releases to teen-targeted entertainments and corporation advertisements, the volume argues that screen adaptations of the Bard are ever attuned to the times, responding variously to, even as they are shaped by, migrations of global capital, postmodern anxieties and the commodification of culture.Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplaceis supplemented in this paperback edition by a new preface that brings the study of the subject fully up-to-date and includes fresh insight into issues of content, ethics and disciplinary perspective.


ISBN 230391451
ISBN13 9780230391451
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Paperback
Publication date 09/05/2012
Pages 248
Weight (grammes) 321
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements
Preface Introduction Screening the Stage Sequelizing Shakespeare The Local and the Global Racial Identities, Global Economies Remembrance, Holocaust, Globalization Spirituality/Meaning/Shakespeare Post-Millennial Parody Epilogue Bibliography Index