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ENGL2204
Module Reading List

Shakespeare and Global Cinema, 2021/22, Semester 1
Professor Martin Butler
m.h.butler@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

We shall be studying the following films. With the exception of Chicken Rice War, all are available in DVD copies in the Edward Boyle high demand collection.

Akira Kurosawa, Throne of Blood (in Japanese) Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Akira Kurosawa, Ran ((in Japanese) Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB) [also to buy or rent on YouTube]

Grigori Kointsev, Hamlet (in Russian) Available on YouTube

Grigori Kozintsev, Korol Lir (in Russian) Available on YouTube

Vishal Bharadwaj, Maqbool (in Hindi) Available for free on YouTube [slightly cut down; full version available to buy or rent on YouTube]

Vishal Bharadwaj, Omkara (in Hindi) Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB) [also on Amazon Prime]

Vishal Bharadwaj, Haider (in Urdu) Available on Netflix

Feng Xiaogang, The Banquet (in Mandarin) Available on Youtube

Sherwood Hu, Prince of the Himalayas (in Tibetan) [to be screened from DVD version]  

Chee Kong Cheah, Chicken Rice War (in Singlish) 

 You will need good scholarly editions (preferably Arden, Oxford/World's Classics, or Cambridge Shakespeare) of the following Shakespeare plays: HamletMacbeth; Othello; King Lear. Please ensure you have read these plays before the module begins.

GENERAL

Mark Thornton Burnett, Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace (2006)

Mark Thornton Burnett, Shakespeare and world cinema ISBN: 9781107003316 (hardback); 9781107559561 (paperback) (2012)  

H. R. Coursen, Shakespearean performance as interpretation ISBN: 0874134323 (1992)

Alexander Huang, 'Global Shakespeare as methodology', Shakespeare. ISSN: 1745-0918, 9 (2013), 273-90  

Linda Hutcheon, A theory of adaptation ISBN: 0415967953 (pbk.) : £13.99; 9780415967945 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0415967945 (hbk.) : £55.00; 9780415967952 (pbk.) : £13.99 (2nd edn, 2013)

Russell Jackson, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film, second edition (2000)

Russell Jackson, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film, third edition (2020)

Jack Jorgens, Shakespeare on film ISBN: 0819181579 (1977) 

Dennis Kennedy and Yong Li Lan, 'Introduction: Whay Shakespeare?', in Kennedy and Yong, eds., Shakespeare in Asia: Contemporary Performance (2010), 1-26  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Sonia Massai (ed.), World-wide Shakespeares : local appropriations in film and performance ISBN: 9780415324564 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415324557 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0415324556 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0415324564 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780203356944 (e-book); 0203356942 (e-book) (2005)

Kenneth Rothwell, A history of Shakespeare on screen : a century of film and television ISBN: 0521000289 (pbk); 0521594049 (1999)

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CHICKEN RICE WAR

Mark Thornton Burnett, Shakespeare and world cinema (2012) 

Alexander Huang, 'Global Shakespeare as methodology', Shakespeare. , 9 (2013), 273-90

Rosa Garcia Periago, 'In search of a happy ending: the afterlife of Romeo and Juliet on the Asian screen', Atlantis, 38 (2016), 185-200 

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 GRIGORI KOZINTSEV

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Hamlet' and World Cinema (2019)

Victoria Blaiden, Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerin, Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear (2019)

Yvonne Griggs, Shakespeare's King Lear : the relationship between text and film (2009)

Barbara Hodgdon, ‘Kozintsev's King Lear : Filming a tragic poem’, Literature/Film Quarterly , 5 (1977), 291-98 

Barbara Hodgdon, ‘Two King Lears : uncovering the filmtext’, Literature/Film Quarterly , 11 (1983), 143-51 

Peter Holland, ‘Two-dimensional Shakespeare: King Lear on film’, in A. Davies and S. Wells, Shakespeare and the moving image : the plays on film and television (1994) 

Grigori Kozintsev, ‘ Hamlet and King Lear : Stage and film’, in C. Leech and J. M. R. Margeson, eds., Shakespeare 1971 : proceedings of the World Shakespeare Congress, Vancouver, August 1971 (1972), 190-99 

Grigori Kozintsev, Shakespeare: time and conscience, transl. J. Vining (1967)

Grigori Kozintsev, King Lear : the space of tragedy : the diary of a film director (1977) 

Alexander Leggatt, King Lear (1992)

Courtney Lehmann, 'Grigori Kozintsev', in M. T. Burnett et al, Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli ISBN: 1441150722; 9781441150721; 9781441150721 (hardback); 9781472579584 (paperback); 1472579585 (paperback) (2013), 92-140

Tiffany Moore,Kozintsev's Shakespeare films : Russian political protest in Hamlet and King Lear (2012)

R.B. Parker, ‘The use of mise-en-scene in three films of King Lear ’, Shakespeare quarterly. ISSN: 0037-3222 , 42 (1991), 75-90 

Joseph Troncale, ‘The war and Kozintsev’s films Hamlet and King Lear ’, in Anna Lawton , ed., The red screen : politics, society, art in Soviet cinema (1992), 193-210 

James Welsh, ‘To see it feelingly: King Lear through Russian eyes’, Literature/Film Quarterly , 4 (1976), 153-58

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AKIRA KUROSAWA

Charles Bazerman, 'Time in play and film: Macbeth and Throne of Blood', Literature/film quarterly. ISSN: 0090-4260, 5 (1977), 333-37.

Victoria Blaiden, Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerin, Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear (2019)

A. Bock, Japanese film directors (1978) 

Judith Buchanan, Shakespeare on film (2005) 

Noel Burch, To the distant observer : form and meaning in the Japanese cinema (1979) 

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Akira Kurosawa', in M. T. Burnett et al, Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli ISBN: 1441150722; 9781441150721; 9781441150721 (hardback); 9781472579584 (paperback); 1472579585 (paperback) (2013), 54-91

Saviour Catania, 'Wailing woodwind wild: the Noh transcription of Shakespeare's silent sounds in Kurosawa's Ran', Literature/film quarterly. ISSN: 0090-4260, 34: 2 (2006), 85-92

Peter Conrad, To be continued : four stories and their survival (1995) 

Anthony Davies, Filming Shakespeare's plays : the adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa ISBN: 0521335086; 0521399130 (pbk) (1988)

Anthony Dawson, 'Reading Kurosawa reading Shakespeare', in Diane Henderson, ed., A concise companion to Shakespeare on screen ISBN: 1405115114 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781405115100 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1405115106 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781405115117 (pbk. : alk. paper) (2006), 155-75

D. Desser, The Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa (1993) 

Yvonne Griggs, Shakespeare's King Lear : the relationship between text and film (2009)

Robert Hapgood, ‘Kurosawa’s Shakespeare films’, in A. Davies and S. Wells, Shakespeare and the moving image : the plays on film and television (1994) 

Yuwen Hsiung, 'Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and East Asia's Macbeth', in AHuang, C. Alexander and C. S. Ross (eds), Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and cyberspace ISBN: 9781557535290; 1557535299 (2009)

Jack J. Jorgens, 'Kurosawa's Throne of Blood: Washizu and Miki Meet the Forest Spirit', Literature/film quarterly. ISSN: 0090-4260 11 (1983), 167-173

Lei Jin, 'Silence and Sound in Kurosawa's Throne of Blood', in AHuang, C. Alexander and C. S. Ross (eds), Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and cyberspace ISBN: 9781557535290; 1557535299 (2009)

Ib Johansen, ‘Visible darkness: Shakespeare’s King Lear and Kurosawa’s Ran’ , in M. Skovmand, ed., Screen Shakespeare (1994), 64-86 

Bernice Kliman, 'On Kurosawa's Throne of Blood', Literary review, 22 (1979), 481-89.

Alexander Leggatt, King Lear (1992)

Paula von Loewenfeldt, 'Weaving the Spider's Web: Interpretation of Character in Kurosawa Akira's Throne of Blood'', in R. Minami, I. Carruthers and J. Gillies, John (eds.), Performing Shakespeare in Japan ISBN: 0521782449 (2001)

Daniel Martin, 'Subtitles and Audiences: The Translation and Global Circulation of the Films of Akira Kurosawa', Journal of film and video. ISSN: 0742-4671; 1934-6018, 69 no. 2 (2017), 20-33

R. B. Parker, ‘ Ran and the tragedy of history’, The University of Toronto quarterly. , 55 (1986), 412-23 

[substantially reprinted in the following:] 

R. B. Parker, ‘The use of mise-en-scene in three films of King Lear ’, Shakespeare quarterly. , 42 (1991), 75-90 

R. B. Parker, 'Nature and Society in Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood'The University of Toronto quarterly. ISSN: 0042-0247, 66 (1997), 508-25

Stephen Prince, The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa (1991) 

Erin Suzuki, 'Lost in translation: reconsidering Shakespeare's Macbeth and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood', Literature/film quarterly. ISSN: 0090-4260, 34: 2 (2006), 93-103

Evelyn Tribble, ''When Every Noise Appalls Me': Sound and Fear in Macbeth and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood', Shakespeare. ISSN: 1745-0918, 1 (2005), 75-90.

Ana Laura Zambrano, 'Throne of Blood: Kurosawa's Macbeth', Literature/film quarterly. ISSN: 0090-4260, 2 (1974), 262-74

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 VISHAL BHARDWAJ

Pompa Banerjee, '"Accents yet unknown": Haider and Hamlet in Kashmir', Shakespeare Survey, 21 (2018), 18-25.

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Extending the Filmic Canon: The Banquet and Maqbool', Borrowers & Lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation ISSN: 1554-6985, 4 no 2, (2009) [http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/7158/toc]

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Hamlet' and World Cinema (2019)

Florence Cabaret, 'Indianizing Othello: Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara' in Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, eds., Shakespeare on screen : Othello ISBN: 9781107525238 (pbk.) : £19.99 (2015), 107-21

Sukanta Chaudhuri, 'Shakespeare in India' at the Internet Shakespeare Editions website: https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/Criticism/shakespearein/india1/index.html

Supriya Chaudhuri, ''What Bloody Man Is That?': Macbeth, Maqbool, and Shakespeare in India', in S. Chaudhuri, T. Bishop, and A. Huang (eds.), The Shakespearean International Yearbook, 12 (2012), 97-113  

Melissa Croteau, 'Ancient aesthetics and current conflicts: Indian Rasa theory and Vishal Bharwaj's Haider', Shakespeare Survey, 72 (2019), 171-82

Ambereen Dadabhoy, 'Something's rotten in Kashmir: postcolonial ambivalence and the war on terror in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider', Shakespeare, 17 (2021), 15-28

Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia, eds., Bollywood's Shakespeare ISBN: 9781137375568 ISBN: 9781137375568 (e-book)(2014) [essays on Maqbool and Omkara]

Vanessa Gerhards, 'Multicultural Macbeths: Maqbool and Makibefo', in G. Malcolm and K. Marshall (eds.), Locating Shakespeare in the twenty-first century ISBN: 9781443837873 (hbk.); 1443837873 (hbk.) (2012), 174-90

Susanne Gruss, 'Shakespeare in Bollywood? Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara', in S. Säckel, W. Göbel, and N. Hamdy (eds.), Semiotic encounters : text, image and trans-nation ISBN: 9789042027145; 9042027142; 9789042027152; 9042027150 (2009) 223-38

Diana E. Henderson, 'Magic in the Chains: Othello, Omkara, and the Materiality of Gender across Time and Media', in V. Traub (ed.), The Oxford handbook of Shakespeare and embodiment : gender, sexuality, and race ISBN: 9780199663408 (hardback); 0199663408 (hardback) (2016)

 Philipp Hinz, 'Shakespeare's Dirty Business: Reading Signs and Controlling Looks in Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool', Shakespeare-Jahrbuch. ISSN: 0080-9128, 145 (2009), 158-175

Lalita Pandit Hogan, 'The Sacred and the Profane in Omkara: Vishal Bhardwaj's Hindi Adaptation of Othello', Image (&) Narrative, 11 no, 2 (2010), 49-62 [http://www.imageandnarrative.be/index.php/imagenarrative/article/view/75/51]

Alexa Huang, 'Asian Shakespeares on screen: two films in perspective', Borrowers & Lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation ISSN: 1554-6985, 4 no. 2 (2009) [special issue, including seven essays on Maqbool: http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/7158/toc]

 Alfredo Modenessi, 'Is This the Noble Moor?' Re-Viewing Othello on Screen through 'Indian' (and Indian) Eyes', Borrowers & Lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation ISSN: 1554-6985, 7 no. 2 (Fall 2012-Winter 2013) [http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/7164/toc]

Subarna Mondal, 'All the king's men and all the king's women: reading Vishaj Bhardwaj's Maqbool as a "creative mistranslation" of Macbeth', Palgrave Communications, 3 (2017) [https://www.nature.com/articles/palcomms20172]

Taarini Mookherjee, 'Absence and repetition in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider', Cogent arts and humanities ISSN: 2331-1983, 3 (2016).

Amy Rodgers, 'Vishal Bhardwaj', Shakespeare bulletin : a journal of performance criticism and scholarship. ISSN: 0748-2558, 34 (2016), 500-504

Abishek Sarkar, 'Haider and the Nation-State: Shakespeare, Bollywood, and Kashmir', South Asian Review ISSN: 0275-9527, 37 no. 2 (2016), 29-46.

Abhishek Sarkar,'Hariraj and Haider: Popular Entertainment and the Nation in Two Indian Adaptations of Hamlet', Literature compass. ISSN: 1741-4113, Vol. 14, issue 11 (2017)

Amrita Sen, 'Indigenizing Shakespeare: Haider and the politics of appropriation', in The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, eds. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar and Miriam Jacobson (2019), 388-97

Gitangali Shahani and Brinda Charry, 'The Bard in Bollywood: the fraternal nation and Shakespearean adaptation in Hindi cinema', in Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation, eds. Alexa Huang and Elizabeth Rivlin (2014), 161-78 [on Omkara

Saksham Sharda, 'Black Skin, Black Castes: Overcoming a Fidelity Discourse in Bhardwaj's Omkara', Shakespeare bulletin : a journal of performance criticism and scholarship. ISSN: 0748-2558, 35 (2017), 599-626

Jyotsna Singh, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: 'Discoveries' of India in the Language of Colonialism (1996)

Jyotsna Singh, Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory (2019)

Michael Slater, 'Hamlet in Kashmir: political allegory in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider', Shakespeare Bulletin, 37: 3 (2019), 365-90

Poonam Trivedi, '"You taught me language": Shakespeare in India', Shakespeare Survey, 64 (2011), 231-9

Poonam Trivedi, '"Filmi" Shakespeare', Literature/Film Quarterly, 35 no. 2 (2007), 148-59 [on Maqbool]

Poonam Trivedi, 'Singing to Shakespeare in Omkara', in M. Procházka, M. Dobson, A. Höfele, and H. Scolnicov (eds.), Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances : Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress ISBN: 9781611494600; 9781611494617 e-book (2014), 345-353

Brian Walsh, 'Resisting Hamlet: revenge and nonviolent struggle in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider', Literature/film quarterly, 46.2 (2018) 

Sandra Young, 'Beyond indigenisation: Hamlet, Haider, and the pain of the Kashmiri people', Shakespeare. ISSN: 1745-0918, 14 (2018), 374-89 [https://doi.org/10.1080/17450918.2017.1351486]

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FENG XIAOGANG

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Hamlet' and World Cinema (2019)

Ya-Chen Chen, Women in Chinese martial arts films of the new millennium : narrative analyses and gender politics ISBN: 9780739139080 (cloth : alk. paper); 0739139088 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780739139103 (electronic); 073913910X (electronic) (2012)

Alexander Huang, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (2009)

Alexander Huang, 'Asian Shakespeares on screen: two films in perspective', Borrowers & Lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation ISSN: 1554-6985, 4 no. 2 (2009) [special issue, including eight essays on The Banquet: http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/7158/toc. To access the essays, click on '(pdf)' after each one

Alexander Huang, 'The Paradox of Female Agency: Ophelia and East Asian Sensibilities', in K. L. Peterson and D. Williams (eds) The afterlife of Ophelia ISBN: 9781137016461 (e-book) (2012), 79-99

Alexa Huang, 'Shakespeare on film in Asia', in The Shakespearean World, eds. Jill Levenson and Robert Ormsby (2017), 225-40

Dennis Kennedy and Yonh Li Lan, Shakespeare in Asia (2010)

Li Ruru, Shashibiya: Staging Shakespeare in China (2003)

Li Ruru, 'Hamlet in China: translation, interpretation, and performance', on the Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archivehttps://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/extra/hamlet-in-china-translation-interpretation-and-performance

Niamh O'Leary, 'Ambition and Desire: Gertrude as Tragic Hero in Feng Ziaogang's The Banquet (2006)', The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal, 31 (2012), 63-80 [https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/cedp/about/upstart-crow/content-files/vol-31.pdf]  

Hui Wu, 'To Seek Revenge or to Forgive: Two Chinese Films about Hamlet', Actes des Congrès de la Société Française Shakespeare, 27 (2009), 189-197 [https://journals.openedition.org/shakespeare/1517]

Rui Zhang, The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang (2008)

SHERWOOD HU

Mark Thornton Burnett, 'Hamlet' and World Cinema (2019)

Alexander Huang, 'The Paradox of Female Agency: Ophelia and East Asian Sensibilities', in K. L. Peterson and D. Williams (eds) The afterlife of Ophelia ISBN: 9781137016461 (e-book) (2012), 79-99

Mark Rafidi, 'Altering Hamlet: Prince of the Himalayas', Screen Education, 71 (2013), 68-72 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 01/04/2021)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 01/10/2021) 

Hui Wu, 'To Seek Revenge or to Forgive: Two Chinese Films about Hamlet', Actes des Congrès de la Société Française Shakespeare, 27 (2009), 189-197 [https://journals.openedition.org/shakespeare/1517]

Hui Wu, 'Shakespeare in Chinese Cinema', Multicultural Shakespeare ISSN: 2083-8530, 10 (2013), 71-81

Runlei Zhai, 'The Anti-Gaze in a Hybrid Shakespeare: A Discussion of Women Characters in Prince of the Himalayas', Forum for World Literature Studies, 2 no. 2 (2010), 194-205 [https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+anti-gaze+in+a+hybrid+Shakespeare%3A+a+discussion+of+women+...-a0287111998

 

This list was last updated on 21/09/2021