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The Resource Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956, Robert F. Willson, Jr

Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956, Robert F. Willson, Jr

Label
Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956
Title
Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Willson, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a historical study of five major productions and several offshoots of Shakespeare's plays. Willson's thesis is that studios like MGM and Warner Bros. made these films in order to polish their images as creators of artistic rather than populist products. The films also reflect the practices - the use of contract players, overproduction, adaptations based on popular genres - that have come to characterize Hollywood as an industry."
  • "In discussing these productions, Willson pays special attention to cuts in the texts, casting decisions, and the actors' screen identities, directors' reputations and their previous films, and studio marketing strategies. Readers of Shakespeare in Hollywood will gain a better understanding of how studios attempted to make Shakespeare accessible to and respected by audiences with little or no knowledge of the plays. This goal foreshadowed efforts by such directors as Olivier and Branagh to bring the Bard to movie audiences."--Jacket
  • "This book is a historical study of five major productions and several offshoots of Shakespeare's plays. Willson's thesis is that studios like MGM and Warner Bros. made these films in order to polish their images as creators of artistic rather than populist products. The films also reflect the practices - the use of contract players, overproduction, adaptations based on popular genres - that have come to characterize Hollywood as an industry." "In discussing these productions, Willson pays special attention to cuts in the texts, casting decisions, and the actors' screen identities, directors' reputations and their previous films, and studio marketing strategies. Readers of Shakespeare in Hollywood will gain a better understanding of how studios attempted to make Shakespeare accessible to and respected by audiences with little or no knowledge of the plays. This goal foreshadowed efforts by such directors as Olivier and Branagh to bring the Bard to movie audiences."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willson, Robert F.
Dewey number
791.43/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3093
LC item number
.W57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • English drama
  • Film adaptations
  • English drama
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Motion pictures
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956, Robert F. Willson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To be or not to be (1942)
  • Double life (1947)
  • Joe MacBeth (1955)
  • Forbidden planet (1956) and The tempest
  • My darling Clementine (1946)
  • Broken lance (1954)
  • Jubal (1956)
  • 5.
  • Shakespeare on poverty row: Welles's Republic Pictures Macbeth (1948)
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Shakespeare's anti-Fascist Roman epic: the Houseman-Mankiewicz Julius Caesar (1953)
  • Taming of the shrew (1929) and star power
  • 2.
  • "Doing Shakespeare right": Warner Brothers' A midsummer night's dream (1935)
  • 3.
  • Love's monument: the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  • 4.
  • Selected offshoots: Shakespeare at war, on Broadway, in the mob, in space, and on the range
Control code
42291390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780838638323
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99042200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956, Robert F. Willson, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To be or not to be (1942)
  • Double life (1947)
  • Joe MacBeth (1955)
  • Forbidden planet (1956) and The tempest
  • My darling Clementine (1946)
  • Broken lance (1954)
  • Jubal (1956)
  • 5.
  • Shakespeare on poverty row: Welles's Republic Pictures Macbeth (1948)
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Shakespeare's anti-Fascist Roman epic: the Houseman-Mankiewicz Julius Caesar (1953)
  • Taming of the shrew (1929) and star power
  • 2.
  • "Doing Shakespeare right": Warner Brothers' A midsummer night's dream (1935)
  • 3.
  • Love's monument: the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  • 4.
  • Selected offshoots: Shakespeare at war, on Broadway, in the mob, in space, and on the range
Control code
42291390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780838638323
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99042200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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