9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Participants will discuss a range of Shakespeare films that take a variety of approaches to transmuting the plays from page/stage to screen. Kenneth Branagh’s “Hamlet” reproduced a conflated text, combining the second quarto (Q2) and First Folio versions of the play. Popular adaptations like “10 Things I Hate About You,” “She’s the Man” and “O” fuse the high school angst and stereotyped characterization popularized in the 1980s by John Hughes with Shakespearean plots. We will break down the false high culture (literature)/popular – or even low – culture (film) dichotomy, exploring the intertextual relationship between the films and the plays that inspired them.
For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org