Shakespeare's The Tempest : A Close Study of the Relationship Between Text and Film
Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material
to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions
provide different readings of the original text.
Focussing on numerous film versions, from Percy Stow's 1908 adaptation to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books,
the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key
themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for
screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original
text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays
and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also
features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and
others linked with the chosen film and text.