Our library has many published
screenplays for Shakespearean films. For a list of published screenplays
for major Shakespearean films, see the bibliography at the end of CCSF.
Bulman, James, and Herb Coursen, eds. Shakespeare on Television: A Collection of Essays and Reviews. University Press of New England, 1988. (Has a very helpful section of condensed reviews in the second half.) PR3093 .S54 1988
Jackson, Russell. "Shakespeare in the Cinema." In The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. Eds. Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells. Cambridge UP, 2001, pp. 217-34. (An fine brief overview of current issues and scholarship, with a very short bibliography at the end.)
Jamieson, Michael. "Shakespeare in Performance." Shakespeare: A Bibliographic Guide. Ed. Stanley Wells. Rev. Ed. Clarendon P, 1990, 37-68. (An annotated bibliography which concerns the entire history of Shakespearean performance, including film.) PR2894 .Z742 1990
McKernan, Luke, and Olwen Terris, eds. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. BFI, 1994.
Rothwell, Ken, and Annabelle
Henkin Melzer, eds. Shakespeare on Screen: An International
Filmography and Videography. Neal-Schuman, 1990. (The single
best reference work on this subject, though now slightly dated.)
Reference PR3093 .R68 1990
Special issue of Shakespeare Survey. Vol. 39 (1987). PR2888 .C3 Vol. 39 (1987) See especially the filmography by Graham Holderness and Christopher McCullough, "Shakespeare on the Screen: A Selective Filmography," 13-37. This issue was republished as Shakespeare and the Moving Image, eds. Anthony Davies and Stanley Wells (Cambridge UP, 1994). PR3093 .S53 1994
Special issues of Literature/Film Quarterly. Vol. 11, no. 3 (1983); Vol. 14, no. 4 (1986); Vol. 20, no. 4 (1992); Vol. 25, no. 2 (1997); Vol. 28, no. 2 (2000). Periodicals PN1995.3 .L57
Special issue of Shakespeare Yearbook. "Hamlet on Screen." Edgar Mellen P, 1997.
Special issue of Postscript: Essays in Film and the Humanities. "Shakespeare and Film: Adaptations." Vol. 17, no. 1 (Fall 1997). Note particularly the bibliography at the end of this issue: José Ramón Díaz-Fernández, "Shakespeare on Screen: A Bibliography of Critical Studies," pp. 91-146.
Special issue of Postscript: Essays in Film and the Humanities. "Shakespeare and Film: Derivatives and Variations." Vol 17, no. 2 (Winter/Spring 1998). Note particularly the bibliography at the end of this issue: José Ramón Díaz-Fernández, "Shakespeare and Film–Derivatives: A Bibliography," pp. 109-20.
Special issue of Cineaste. "Shakespeare in the Cinema Supplement." Vol. 24, no. 1 (1998).
Special issue of Colby Quarterly. "Screening Shakespeare." Vol. 37, no. 1 (March 2001). Periodicals Z881 .W336
Note that Shakespeare on
Film Newsletter (Periodicals PR3093 .S49) is devoted to Shakespeare
on film; it has been incorporated into Shakespeare Bulletin.
See also articles periodically published in Shakespeare Quarterly
(Periodicals PR2885 .S63, also available on JSTOR).
Burt, Richard and Lynda Boose, eds. Shakespeare the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV and Video. Routledge, 1997. PR3093 .S545 1997
Davies, Anthony, and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare and the Moving Image. Cambridge UP, 1994. PR3093 .S53 1994
Desmet, Christy, and Robert Sawyer, eds. Shakespeare and Appropriation. Routledge, 1999. PR2880.A1 S52 1999
Eckert, Charles W. Focus on Shakespearean Films. Prentice-Hall, 1972. PR3093 .E3
Jackson, Russell, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge UP, 2000.
Lehmann, Courtney, and Lisa. S. Starks, eds. Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema. Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001.
Shaughnessy, Robert, ed. Shakespeare on Film (New Casebooks). Palgrave, 1998.
Skovmand, Michael, and Tim Caudery, eds. Screen Shakespeare. U Aarhus P, 1994.
Wray, Ramona, and Mark Thornton
Burnett, eds. Shakespeare, Film and Fin de Siecle. St.
Martin's P, 2000.
Anderegg, Michael. Orson Welles, Shakespeare and Popular Culture. Columbia UP, 1999. (Fine study of Welles's career as a Shakespearean on stage, film, recording, and TV.) PR3093 .A53 1999
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film. Theatre Art Books, 1968. (Exhaustive chronicle of silent film adaptations.) PR3093 .B3 1968b
Buchman, Lorne. Still in Movement: Shakespeare on Screen. Oxford UP, 1991. PR3093 .B8 1991
Buhler, Stephen. Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof. State U of New York P, 2001.
Burt, Richard. Unspeakable ShaXXXpeares. St. Martin's P, 1998. (Focus on unconventional adaptations in recent American cinema.) PR2971.U6 B87 1998
Cartmell, Deborah. Interpreting Shakespeare on Film. Palgrave, 2000.
Collick, John. Shakespeare, Cinema and Society. Manchester UP, 1989. (Cultural materialist examination of wide body of Shakespeare on film; good chapters on Russian and Japanese adaptations.)
Coursen, Herb. Shakespearean Performance as Interpretation. U Delaware P, 1992. PR3091 .C68 1992
Coursen, Herb. Shakespeare in Production: Whose History?. Ohio UP, 1996. PR3091 .C675 1996
Crowl, Samuel. Shakespeare
Observed. Ohio UP, 1992. PR3093 .C76 1992
Davies, Anthony. Filming Shakespeare's Plays. Cambridge UP, 1988. (A study of how directors transform Shakespearean scripts into cinematic visual terms.) PR3093 .D38 1988
Donaldson, Peter. Shakespearean Films / Shakespearean Directors. Unwin Hyman, 1990. (A study of how Shakespearean films incorporate their directors' stylistic and autobiographical concerns; psychoanalytic approach.) PR3093 .D66 1990
Hatchuel, Sarah. A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh. Blizzard, 2000.
Hodgdon, Barbara. The Shakespeare Trade. U Pennsylvania P, 1998. (Places recent Shakespearean in the context of larger cultural and political trends; particularly strong on feminist approaches.) PR2971.U6 H64 1998
Howlett, Kathy M. Framing Shakespeare on Film. Ohio UP, 2000.
Jorgens, Jack. Shakesepare on Film. Indiana UP, 1977. PR3093 .J6
Lehmann, Courtney. Shakespearean Projections. Cornell UP, 2001. Forthcoming.
Manvell, Roger. Shakespeare and the Film. Praeger, 1971. Rev. ed., A. S. Barnes, 1979. PR3093 .M3
Pilkington, Ace. Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V. U Delaware P, 1991. PR3093 .P55 1991
Rosenthal, Daniel. Shakespeare on Screen. Hamlyn, 2001. (A coffee-table book, with interesting commentary on the major film adaptations; great photos.)
Rothwell, Kenneth. A History of Shakespeare on Film: A Century of Film and Television. Cambridge UP, 1999. (A comprehensive chronicle from the silents to the late 90s.)
Weiss, Tanja. Shakespeare on the Screen. Peter Lang, 2000. PR3093 .W45 2000
Willson, Robert W., Jr.
in Hollywood 1929-1956. Fairleigh Dickinson P, 2000. (Focus
on the first wave of Shakespeare talkies.) PR3093 .W57 2000
Also of interest are the following series, which provide histories of Shakespeare in performance and often include some discussion of film adaptations:
The Shakespeare in Production series, published by Cambridge UP. Each volume in the series is an edition of a single play, giving different interpretations of specific lines and scenes in footnotes.
The Shakespeare in Performance
series, published by Manchester UP. Each volume in the series is
devoted to different interpretations of a single play. For this class
you'll find these volumes especially helpful: Anthony Dawson, Hamlet;
Bernice Kliman, Macbeth; Alexander Leggatt, King Lear;
Jill Levenson, Romeo and Juliet.)
For specific articles, consult the following bibliographies:
The MLA Bibliography, available in Dimond Library and at www.library.unh.edu.
The anthologies and special journal issues listed above.
José Ramón, "Shakespeare on Screen: A Bibliography
of Critical Studies" and "Shakespeare and Film:
Derivatives and Variations," Postscript, Vol. 17, no. 1 (Fall 1997)
pp. 91-146, and Vol 17, no. 2 (Winter/Spring 1998), pp. 109-20.
For specific films, consult the following bibliographies:
Lexis-Nexus, available in Dimond Library and at www.library.unh.edu.
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, available in Dimond Library and at www.library.unh.edu.
Film Review Annual (J. S. Oser, 1981-present). Reference PN1995 .F463.
Brode, Douglas. Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love. Oxford UP, 2000. (This book contains numerous mistakes and misleading commentary.)