Shakespeare and Film
A Norton Guide
A lively, concise introduction to film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays from the silent era to the present, Shakespeare and Film pays particular attention to the most influential directors' cinematic portrayals of the plays, offering insightful close readings of the elements of film—camera work, editing, music, acting, montage, among others—that students can use as models for their own writing and analysis.
The book also includes a glossary of film and critical terminology as well as annotated selected bibliographies and filmographies.
- December 2007
- 6 × 9 in
/ 272 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“For teachers who have found their casual references to dolly shots and whip pans met with stupefied gazes, Shakespeare and Film will seem an answer to a pedagogical prayer.” — Todd Borlick, Literature/Film Quarterly
“Many scholars could have written such a primer, but few would, I think, match the zeal and perspicacity--derived from a lifetime's worth of research in the field--that Crowl exhibits on almost every page.” — Todd Borlick, Literature/Film Quarterly
“Crowl’s prose is pitched perfectly to the undergraduate ear: limpid, but not platitudinous, authoritative, yet never condescending.” — Todd Borlick, Literature/Film Quarterly