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Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence

R. S. White


This entertaining and scholarly book takes as its theme the original argument that Shakespeare’s generic innovations in dramatizing love stories have found their way, through various cultural channels, into the films of Hollywood in the first half of the twentieth century and, more recently, Bollywood. It does not deal primarily with individual cinematic allusions to Shakespeare’s plays, nor ‘the Shakespeare film’ as a distinct, heritage genre, nor with ‘adaptation’ as a straightforward process, but rather the ways in which the film industry is implicitly indebted to the generic shapes of a nu ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Cinema, Comedy, Romance, Genre, Influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099748
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. S. White, author
University of Western Australia