Relocating Shakespeare and Austen on Screen

Author(s): Lisa Hopkins

Literary theory

Lisa Hopkins analyzes eight film adaptations which have taken either Shakespeare or Jane Austen - icons of Englishness - out of their original geographical or cultural context and transposed them to a new location, allowing for a powerful interrogation both of what these texts mean in the modern world, and of Englishness itself.


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LISA HOPKINS is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association. Her previous publications include Shakespeare's The Tempest: The Relationship between Text and Film (2008) and Screening the Gothic (2005).

Acknowledgements Introduction The West Coast: Clueless and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The East Coast: Jane Austen in Manhattan and Hamlet , dir. Michael Almereyda Across the Pond: In the Bleak Midwinter and Bridget Jones's Diary Across the Ocean: Bride and Prejudice and Shakespeare Wallah Modernity: Shakespeare Retold , the ITV Jane Austen Season, the 2005 Pride and Prejudice and Becoming Jane Conclusion Works Cited Index

General Fields

  • : 9780230579552
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : May 2009
  • : books

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  • : Lisa Hopkins
  • : Hardback
  • : 183