Shakespeare in Tatters: Referencing His Works on Film and Television
Ferrara, Italy, May 10-11, 2013
Shakespeare’s plays and motifs have been appropriated in fragmentary forms on screen since motion pictures were invented in 1893. Allusions to Shakespeare haunt our contemporary culture in a myriad of ways, whether through brief references or sustained intertextual engagements.
Conference delegates went beyond a US-UK axis to explore Shakespearean appropriations in unexpected contexts in lesser-known films and television shows in India, Brazil, Russia, France, Australia, South Africa, East-Central Europe and Italy, with reference to some filmed stage works.
Papers from this conference have since been published in Onscreen Allusions to Shakespeare: International Films, Television, and Theatre, edited by Alexa Alice Joubin and Victoria Bladen (Palgrave, 2022).