William Shakespeare Essay | Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda

This student essay consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis of Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda.
This section contains 2,869 words
(approx. 10 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda

Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda

Summary: A comparative study of the works of Shakespeare and their adaptations in film, shows that films can significantly alter the theme, message and style portrayed by the writer. Films true to the corresponding literature are truly works of art.
The goal of this piece of writing is to make a comparative study of the various works of Shakespeare, but not as they are presented in their written form. Rather, I am choosing to explore and compare his works as they have been presented and adapted for contemporary audiences through the medium of film. What is lost in adaptation? What is gained? Do contemporary accoutrements lend themselves to a deeper understanding of the original works; does the "magic" of editing and special effects lend itself to a similar deeper understanding, or does it instead make the work seem too "real?"

Rather than seek out various adaptations based upon their critical merits or demerits, I chose to instead focus only on the most recent adaptations of any given work. I feel that regardless of the quality, or lack thereof, of the films chosen in this manner...

(read more)

This section contains 2,869 words
(approx. 10 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.