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Film/Television Studies

This web site provides guidance and links to research tools in the areas of film and television studies. Most tools are openly accessible however, unless indicated, database use is restricted to current American University students, faculty, and staff.

Print resources for film/TV research

The links on the right are to research guides created to improve the film/TV researcher's effectiveness in using the AU Library. The bibliographies are all selective and a comprehensive search of the library catalog will be necessary to find everything on a subject. The books cited in the bibliographies are located in the Bender Library stacks. For current circulation status, check the library’s online catalog at

Shakespeare on Film Bibliography

(compiled December 2009)


The following books are located in the Bender Library stacks. For current circulation status, check the library’s online catalog at



A Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen. Blackwell concise companions to literature and culture. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2006. PR3093 .C65 2006.

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare in production. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1996. PR2827 .M53 1996.

Aebischer, Pascale. Shakespeare's Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Performance. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2004. PR3069.B58 A68 2004.

Almost Shakespeare: Reinventing His Works for Cinema and Television. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2004.
PR3093 .A46 2004.

Anderegg, Michael A. Cinematic Shakespeare. Genre and beyond. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
        PR3093 .A525 2004.

———. Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture. Film and culture. New York: Columbia University Press,  1999. PR3093 .A53 1999.

Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film; a Strange Eventful History. New York: Theater Arts Books, 1968.  PR3093 .B3.

Branagh, Kenneth. Hamlet. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1996. PN1997.H254 B7 1996.

British Film Institute. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. London: British Film  Institute, 1994. PR2880.A1.

Brode, Douglas. Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespear in Love. New York: Oxford University  Press, 2000. PR3093 .B76 2000.

Buchman, Lorne Michael. Still in Movement: Shakespeare on Screen. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.       
PR3093 .B8 1991.

Buhler, Stephen M. Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof. The SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002. PR3093 .B84 2002.

Cahir, Linda Costanzo. Literature into Film: Theory and Practical Approaches. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co,      
2006. PN1997.85 .C25 2006.

Cartmell, Deborah. Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. PR3093 .C37 2000.

Collick, John. Shakespeare, Cinema, and Society. Cultural politics. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989. PR3093 .C64 1989.

Coursen, Herbert R. Macbeth: A Guide to the Play. Greenwood guides to Shakespeare. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997. PR2823 .C67 1997.

———. Shakespeare in Production: Whose History? Athens: Ohio University Press, 1996. PR3091 .C675 1996.

———. Shakespearean Performance as Interpretation. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1992. PR3091.C68 1992.

———. Watching Shakespeare on Television. Rutherford, N.J: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1993. PR3093.C68 1993.

Crowl, Samuel. Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003.       
PR3093 .C75 2003.

———. Shakespeare Observed: Studies in Performance on Stage and Screen. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1992.  PR3093 .C76 1992.

Davies, Anthony. Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook, and  Akira Kurosawa. Cambridge [Cambridgshire]: Cambridge University Press, 1988. PR3093 .D38 1988.

Donaldson, Peter Samuel. Shakespearean Films/Shakespearean Directors. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990. PR3093 .D66 1990.

Eckert, Charles W. Focus on Shakespearean Films. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1972. PR3093 .E3.

Film Adaptation. Rutgers depth of field series. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 2000. PN1997.85 .F35 2000.

Garis, Robert. The Films of Orson Welles / Robert Garis. Cambridge film classics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
       University Press, 2004. PN1998.3.W45 G37 2004.

Greenaway, Peter. Prospero's Books: A Film of Shakespeare's The Tempest. 1st ed. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991. PN1997 .P777 1991.

Hatchuel, Sarah. Shakespeare: From Stage to Screen. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2004. PR3093        .H37 2004.

Henderson, Diana E. Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare Across Time and Media. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 2006. PR2880.A1 H46 2006.

Holderness, Graham. Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television. Hatfield, Hertfordshire: University of
       Hertfordshire Press, 2002. PR3093 .H65 2002.

Hopkins, Lisa. Shakespeare's The Tempest: The Relationship Between Text and Film. London: Methuen Drama,  2008. PN1997.T3853 H67 2008.

Howard, Tony. Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction. Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 2007. PR2807 .H59 2007.

Howlett, Kathy M. Framing Shakespeare on Film. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2000. PR3093 .H69 2000.

Jeffers, Jennifer M. Britain Colonized: Hollywood's Appropriation of British Literature. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. PN1997.85 .J45 2006.

Jones, Maria. Shakespeare's Culture in Modern Performance. Houndmills [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
       PR3100 .J66 2003.

Jorgens, Jack J. Shakespeare on Film. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976. PR3093 .J6.

———. Shakespeare on Film. Lanham: University Press of America, 1991.PR3093 .J6 1991.

Keller, James R. V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche: A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel and Film. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2008. PN1997.2.V24 K45 2008.

Kliman, Bernice W. Hamlet: Film, Television, and Audio Performance. Rutherford [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1988. In Process.

Kozint︠s︡ev, Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich. King Lear: The Space of Tragedy: The Diary of a Film Director. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. PR2878.K55.

Lanier, Douglas. Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture. Oxford Shakespeare topics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. PR2880.A1 L36 2002.

Lear from Study to Stage: Essays in Criticism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997. PR2819 .L36 1997.

Lehmann, Courtney. Shakespeare Remains: Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell  University Press, 2002. PR3093 .L45 2002.

Leonard, Kendra Preston. Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2009. ML80.S5 L43 2009.

Manvell, Roger. Shakespeare and the Film. New York: Praeger, 1971. PR3093 .M3.

Marxist Shakespeares. Accents on Shakespeare. London: Routledge, 2001. PR3024 .M39 2001.

McGuire, Philip C. Speechless Dialect: Shakespeare's Open Silences. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985  PR3091 .M27.

McMurtry, Jo. Shakespeare Films in the Classroom: A Descriptive Guide. Hamden, Conn: Archon Books, 1994.        
PR2987 .M36 1994.

Parker, Barry M, and Folger Shakespeare Library. The Folger Shakespeare Filmography. Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, Dept. of Museum and Public Programs, 1979. PR3093 .P3.

Pilkington, Ace G. Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1991.  PR3093 .P55 1991.

Potter, Lois. Othello. Shakespeare in performance. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2002. PR2829 .P67 2002.

Remaking Shakespeare: Performance Across Media, Genres, and Cultures. Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
       Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. PR2880.A1 R46 2003.

Reynolds, Bryan. Performing Transversally: Reimagining Shakespeare and the Critical Future. 1st ed. Houndmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. PR3091 .R477 2003.

Rhu, Lawrence F. Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies. 1st ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. B945.C274 R48 2006.

Riach, Alan. Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography: The Masks of the Modern Nation . Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. PR8518 .R53 2005.

Rosenbaum, Ron. The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups. 1st ed. New York:
Random House, 2006. PR2970 .R67 2006.

Rosenthal, Daniel. 100 Shakespeare Films. BFI screen guides. London: British Film Institute, 2007. PR3093 .R67  2007.

Rothwell, Kenneth S. A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television. Cambridge, U.K:
Cambridge University Press, 1999. PR3093 .R67 1999.

———. Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman, 1990. PR3093 .R68 1990.

Salgādo, Gāmini. King Lear. 2nd ed. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1987. PR2819 .S25  1987.

Sanders, Julie. Shakespeare and Music: Afterlives and Borrowings. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2007. ML80.S5.

Shakespeare After Mass Media. New York: Palgrave, 2002. PR2970 .S49 2002.

Shakespeare and Appropriation. Accents on Shakespeare. London: Routledge, 1999. PR2880.A1 S52 1999.

Shakespeare and Politics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. PR3017 .S35 2004.

Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  1994. PR3093 .S53.

Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1988. PR3093 .S54 1988.

Shakespeare, Film, Fin De Siècle. Houndmills [England]: Macmillan, 2000. PR3093 .S485 2000.

Shakespeare, the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video. London: Routledge, 1997. PR3093 .S545 1997.

Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Shakespeare in production. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1998. PR2802.A2 M28 1998.

———. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Shakespeare in production. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 1999. PR2807.A2 H28 1999.

———. Macbeth: Authoritative Text, Sources and Contexts Criticism. A Norton critical edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. PR2823.A2 M56 2004.

———. Much Ado About Nothing. Shakespeare in production. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 1997. PR2828.A2 C69 1997.

Shakespeare, William. King Henry V. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. PR2812.A2 S49 2002.

Shakespeare: Text and Theater: Essays in Honor of Jay L. Halio. Newark [Del.]: University of Delaware Press, 1999.  PR3071 .S47 1999.

Shakespearean Performance: New Studies. Madison [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008. PR3091.

Silviria, Dale. Laurence Olivier and the Art of Film Making. Rutherford [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985. PN1998.A3 O55.

Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema. Madison [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002. PR3093 .S64 2002.

Talking Shakespeare: Shakespeare into the Millennium. Houndmills [England]: Palgrave, 2001. PR2976 .T25 2001.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge companions to literature. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2000. PR3093 .C36 2000.

The Literature/Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2007. PN1997.85 .L516 2007.

The Reel Shakespeare: Alternative Cinema and Theory. Madison [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002. PR3093 .R44 2002.

The Shakespeare Handbook. Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall, 1987. PR2976 .S3374.

Theater and Film: A Comparative Anthology. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2005. PN1995.25 .T4 2005.

Transforming Shakespeare: Contemporary Women's Re-Visions in Literature and Performance. 1st ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. PR2880.A1 T7 1999.

Tudors and Stuarts on Film: Historical Perspectives. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. PN1995.9.H5 T83 2009.

Willis, Susan. The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. PR3093 .W55.

Willson, Robert Frank. Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929-1956. Madison [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000. PR3093 .W57 2000.

World-Wide Shakespeares: Local Appropriations in Film and Performance. London: Routledge, 2005. PR2880.A1 W67 2005.

Worthen, William B. Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2003. PR3100 .W67 2003