Trustee Professor of English at Ohio University, Samuel Crowl is the author of Shakespeare Observed: Studies in Performance on Stage and Screen as well as numerous essays, articles, reviews, and interviews on aspects of Shakespeare in performance. He has lectured widely on Shakespeare at universities and conferences.
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Rated ‘Outstanding’ in the 2004 edition of University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Samuel Crowl's Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era is the first thorough exploration of the fifteen major Shakespeare films released since the surprising success of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989). Crowl presents the rich variety of these films in the “long decade: between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.”
“Generous-spirited and eloquent.”
John Andrews, The Guild Shakespeare
In this lively study of both modern film and stage productions of Shakespeare, Samuel Crowl provides fascinating insights into the ways in which these productions have been influenced by one another as well as by contemporary developments in critical approaches to Shakespeare's plays.
“Shakespeare Observed appears at exactly the right moment in history to describe the remarkable innovations in Shakespearean performance during the last decades of the twentieth century; it belongs in the library of anyone interested in the progression of the Shakespearean text from page to stage to screen.”
Kenneth S. Rothwell, University of Vermont