British Universities Film & Video Council

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BUFVC books about Shakespeare

Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio: The Researcher’s Guide

Olwen Terris, Eve-Marie Oesterlen and Luke Mckernan: Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio: The Researcher’s Guide (2009)

In 2009 the BUFVC published Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio: The Researcher’s Guide. Everything about the how as well as the why of studying audiovisual Shakespeare is provided here, from silent cinema to the multiplex, and from cat’s whiskers to YouTube. The Guide will become a standard text for anyone interested in the most filmed and the most widely broadcast of all writers. It includes:

  • Compact historical and critical overviews on Shakespeare across the media
  • A reference section including guides to archives and their use, advice on copyright and citation
  • A guide to Shakespeare productions selected and recommended by leading scholars
  • Original documents from the British entertainment industry

Contributors to the book include Michael Anderegg, Dr Judith Buchanan, Professor Richard Burt, Christie Carson, Susanne Greenhalgh, Mike Flood Page, Professor Roberta Pearson and Professor Kenneth S. Rothwell.

‘ Lively, informative and insightful. An indispensable contribution to the critical and historical study of Shakespeare on screen’ – Professor Russell Jackson, University of Birmingham

‘ With engrossing articles and comprehensive research guidance, this volume will be an invaluable tool for teachers, students and Shakespeare enthusiasts looking for pathways through a global, ever-expanding and endlessly fascinating field’ – Daniel Rosenthal, author of 100 Shakespeare Films (BFI, 2007)

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