A close relationship between literature and film is nothing new. For over 100 years, turning mental pictures into visual images has captivated filmmakers and viewers alike, allowing for further expression, interpretation, and sometimes understanding of the original text. Even the theatrical works of William Shakespeare have been adapted onto film, relocating the action from stage to screen and bringing his art to larger audiences than ever before. With the technology of film, the conventions of Elizabethan theatre are challenged as filmmakers choose to modify or relocate the action of the plot. But is this acceptable?
Dr. Karen Schneider
Mudd, Samantha L., "From Print to Projection: An Analysis of Shakespearian Film Adaptation" (2008). Student Research Conference Select Presentations. Paper 10.