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Screen Adaptations: The Tempest

Lisa Hopkins

DOI: 10.5040/9781408167625

ISBN: 9780713679106

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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.

Focusing 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.

'Lisa Hopkins' Screen Adaptations: The Tempest is accessible and insightful...this book offers some valuable provocations into the screen afterlife of the Bard's 'late Romance'.' Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance