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Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

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Rated ‘Outstanding’ in the 2004 edition of University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Samuel Crowl's Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era is the first thorough exploration of the fifteen major Shakespeare films released since the surprising success of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989). Crowl presents the rich variety of these f
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by Ohio University Press (first published 2005)
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I'm not a film student. I'm English lit. person. I feel I should point this out before my review. Shakespeare at the Cineplex is not a bad book, but there is not much wisdom, at least in for the literature student, in there. Crowl does talk about the use of camera angles and such, so I suppose if I were a film student I would find it fascinating, but I'm not. The book mostly told me things I already knew.

Part of the problem is that Crowl refers to stage performances that the movies in some cases
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