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Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle

  • Mark Thornton Burnett
  • Ramona Wray

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About this book


The essays in this volume read the Shakespeare films of the 1990s as key instruments with which western culture confronts the anxieties attendant upon the transition from one century to another. Such films as Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, Othello, Shakespeare in Love and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , the contributors maintain, engage with some of the most pressing concerns of the present, apocalyptic condition - familial crisis, social estrangement, urban blight, cultural hybridity, literary authority, the impact of technology and the end of history. The volume includes an exclusive interview with Kenneth Branagh.


culture film technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Thornton Burnett
    • 1
  • Ramona Wray
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

About the editors

DOUGLAS BRUSTER Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas, Austin JUDITH BUCHANAN Lecturer in Film Studies, English Faculty, University of Oxford STEPHEN M. BUHLER Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln RICHARD BURT Professor of English, University of Massachusetts PETER HOLLAND Director and Fellow of Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon MARGARET JANE KIDNIE Lecturer in English, South Bank University, London JAMES N. LOEHLIN Associate Professor of English, University of Texas, Austin AMELIA MARRIETTE Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham ANDREW MURPHY Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews JULIE SANDERS Lecturer in English, Keele University NEIL SINYARD Head of English, University of Hull EMMA SMITH Fellow, Hertford College and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford

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