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Shakespeare's Cinema of Love

A Study in Genre and Influence



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This engaging and stimulating book argues that Shakespeare's plays significantly influenced movie genres in the twentieth century, particularly in films concerning love in the classic Hollywood period. Shakespeare's 'green world' has a close functional equivalent in 'tinseltown' and on 'the silver screen', as well as in hybrid genres in Bollywood cinema. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet continues to be an enduring source for romantic tragedy on screen. The nature of generic indebtedness has not gained recognition because it is elusive and not always easy to recognise. The book traces generic links between Shakespeare's comedies of love and screen genres such as romantic comedy, 'screwball' comedy and musicals, as well as clarifying the use of common conventions defining the genres, such as mistaken identity, 'errors', disguise and 'shrew-taming'. This challenging and entertaining book will appeal to those interested in Shakespeare, movies and the representation of love in narratives. -- .

Product code: 9781526143624

ISBN 9781526143624
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Manchester University Press
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Shakespeare's cinema of love addresses the question, how much has Shakespeare influenced modern film genres? Convincing arguments are made for the links between his comedies of love and genres such as 'screwball' comedy, musicals, romantic comedy and tragic love films. -- .