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Cowboy Hamlets and Zombie Romeos : Shakespeare in Genre Film, Paperback / softback Book

Cowboy Hamlets and Zombie Romeos : Shakespeare in Genre Film Paperback / softback

Part of the Manchester University Press series

Paperback / softback

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The book presents a systematic method of interpreting Shakespeare film adaptations based on their cinematic genres.

Its approach is both scholarly and reader-friendly, and its subject is fundamentally interdisciplinary, combining the findings of Shakespeare scholarship with film and media studies, particularly genre theory.

The book is organised into six large chapters, discussing films that form broad generic groups.

Part I looks at three genres from the classical Hollywood era (western, melodrama and gangster-noir), while Part II deals with three contemporary blockbuster genres (teen film, undead horror and biopic).

Beside a few better-known examples of mainstream cinema, the volume also highlights the Shakespearean elements in several nearly forgotten films, bringing them back to critical attention. -- .

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