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Shakespeare on film : film editing and authorship : 'It is only in the editing room that the director has the power of a true artist'.

Marti, Cécile Marie (2006) Shakespeare on film : film editing and authorship : 'It is only in the editing room that the director has the power of a true artist'. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

The purpose of the thesis is to question the hegemony of auteurist, director-based criticisms of Shakespearean films by rescuing the film-editor from anonymity. By drawing my attention to the determining, yet largely disregarded work of editorial creation, I offer a reading of a selection of Shakespearean films that acknowledges the centrality of collaborative work in representing Shakespeare on film. In order to recreate the editor as a 'collaborative auteur', I propose to trace the authorial signature(s) of the editore(s) by examining and identifying in which ways and according to which specific patterns the Shakespearean pre-texts are transformed into 'Shakespearean' film texts.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > School of English (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.618563
Depositing User: EThOS Import Sheffield
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 12:47
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 12:47
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14705

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