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Films and Media: Shakespeare Films

Guide to the film and media collections at NCCC.

Much Ado About Nothing


Merchant of Venice

As You Like It

Julius Caesar


You can also watch this film through our Films on Demand database. 


King Lear

You can also watch this film through our Films on Demand database. 

Romeo and Juliet

Taming of the Shrew

Other Shakespeare adaptations

Shakespeare on the Silver Screen

Books on Shakespeare Adaptations

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare

With full coverage of the thirty-nine Shakespearian plays (including a synopsis, full character list, stage history, and a critical essay for each), this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and an in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs, and lovers of literature. Along with an exploration of the Bard's sonnets and narrative poems, The Globe Guide to Shakespeare features fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and the Globe Theater itself, with colorful details about each play's original performance. This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the quintessential celebration of all things Shakespearian.

PR2987 .D52 2016

Studying Shakespeare on Film

This introductory guide to analysing and discussing Shakespeare on screen establishes the differences between Shakespeare on stage and film. It provides an historical introduction and explores the key modes and genre conventions used in film. Featuring a series of critical essays, students are provided with critical knowledge and vocabulary.

PR3093 .H56 2007

Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood

Breaking from traditional critiques of Shakespeare films based on either the aesthetics of the films or on a comparison between the film and source text, this new analysis of recent Shakespeare movies seeks to explain what makes such films commercial successes. Focusing particularly on three sub-genres—the teen Shakespeare film, the hybrid Shakespeare film, and the “faithful” adaptation—the author argues that the commercial success of the most popular films stems from blurring the line between the “traditional Shakespeare” and a more modern interpretation of the texts.

PN1995.9.M29 F74 2006

Shakespeare, the Movie

Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare. Taking a fresh look at the Bard an his place in the movies, Shakespeare, The Movie includes a selection of what is presently available in filmic format to the Shakespeare student or scholar, ranging across BBC television productions, filmed theatre productions, and full screen adaptations.

PR3093 .S545 1997


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