Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 December 2012

320 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719088797

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Theatres on film

How the cinema imagines the stage

Russell Jackson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Discusses the relationship between theatre and film
  • Includes detailed critical readings of significant and popular films from Hollywood musicals, from The Jazz Singer to biopics such as Shakespeare in Love and classics of French cinema
  • Opens up a new area of film and theatre studies
  • Looks at how theatre has featured in films as a dominant metaphor for social, psychological, and political narratives
  • Discusses films>' thematic features and considers the technical processes of filmmaking