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The afterlife of King Lear: recent developments in the visual medium

Yvonne Griggs

Yvonne Griggs is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include adaptation studies, screenwriting, Shakespeare on screen and neo-Victorian metafiction. She is the author of the book Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear (Methuen Drama, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s King Lear : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009

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...For some critics, celluloid Shakespeare in general is an inherently reductive enterprise: it closes down the complexities of the text, dilutes its metaphorical and linguistic energies, and fails in the fidelity stakes. For others...

From the canon to Hollywood

Yvonne Griggs

Yvonne Griggs is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include adaptation studies, screenwriting, Shakespeare on screen and neo-Victorian metafiction. She is the author of the book Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear (Methuen Drama, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s King Lear : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009

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...East meets West: King Lear and the canon There are three clearly delineated cinematic adaptations which are regarded as canonical readings of King Lear: all three are the work of noted auteurs and all are viewed as works of ‘high...

From play text to silver screen

Yvonne Griggs

Yvonne Griggs is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include adaptation studies, screenwriting, Shakespeare on screen and neo-Victorian metafiction. She is the author of the book Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear (Methuen Drama, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s King Lear : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Screen Lears: an overview From the early days of cinema to the present day, the hybridity of Shakespeare’s plays has assured them a continued screen presence, though the agenda behind their appropriation varies, reflecting...

‘The wheel is come full circle’: origins and new directions

Yvonne Griggs

Yvonne Griggs is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include adaptation studies, screenwriting, Shakespeare on screen and neo-Victorian metafiction. She is the author of the book Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear (Methuen Drama, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare’s King Lear : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Recycled narratives King Lear draws upon an amalgamation of existing narratives, and has been interpreted as both a redemptive morality tale and a vision of apocalyptic doom. Throughout its performance history, it has...