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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet : a close study of the relationship between text and film / by Courtney Lehmann.

  • Author

    Lehmann, Courtney

  • Date published

    2010

  • Publisher

    London : Methuen Drama, 2010.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Film adaptations.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.

  • Accession number

    8341040

  • Class

    Reading Room - 72.8629/LEH

  • ISBN

    9780713679120

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xi, 288 p. ; 20 cm.

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The Screen Adaptations series provides an in-depth look at how classic pieces of literature have been adapted for screen. It assesses the ways in which alternative screen interpretations offer up different readings of the original text as well as the methodologies and approaches of filmmakers. Each title in the series collects together a vast array of study material, critical insight and thought-provoking comparisons - from literary context to the afterlife of the screen versions. Shakespeare on Film is a huge area of study and Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular plays with many teachers using film versions as a way of approaching the text. Focussing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet, this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students.