Queering the Shakespeare Film: Gender Trouble, Gay Spectatorship and Male Homoeroticism

Author:   Anthony Guy Patricia (Concord University, West Virginia, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350084469


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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A range of mainstream and independent English language film productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice take centre stage in Queering the Shakespeare Film. This study critiques the various representations of the queer - broadly understood as that which is at odds with what has been deemed to be the normal, the legitimate, and the dominant, particularly - but not exclusively - as regards sexual matters, in the Shakespeare film. The movies chosen for analysis correspond deliberately with those Shakespeare plays that, as written texts, have been subjected to a great deal of productive study in a queer context since the beginnings of queer theory in the early 1990s. Thus the book extends the ongoing queer discussion of these written texts to their counterpart cinematic texts. Queering the Shakespeare Film is a much-needed alternative and complementary critical history of the Shakespeare film genre.

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Author:   Anthony Guy Patricia (Concord University, West Virginia, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   The Arden Shakespeare
Weight:   0.350kg
ISBN:  

9781350084469


ISBN 10:   1350084468
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Queering the Shakespeare Film offers an indispensable, enlightening, account of the play of dissident genders and sexualities in cinematic versions of Shakespeare's major comedies and tragedies. -- Mario DiGangi, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA Lucidly written and meticulously researched, Queering the Shakespeare Film offers the vital insight that cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare have always been queer, even if explicitly homoerotic plots and genderqueer characters are a recent phenomenon. Patricia's book will be required reading for students, scholars, and even general audiences of Shakespearean film. -- Melissa E. Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Queering the Shakespearean Film offers an indispensable, enlightening, account of the play of dissident genders and sexualities in cinematic versions of Shakespeare's major comedies and tragedies. -- Mario DiGangi, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA Lucidly written and meticulously researched, Queering the Shakespearean Film offers the vital insight that cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare have always been queer, even if explicitly homoerotic plots and genderqueer characters are a recent phenomenon. Patricia's book will be required reading for students, scholars, and even general audiences of Shakespearean film. -- Melissa E. Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania, USA


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Anthony Guy Patricia is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, USA.

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