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“By Looking Liking”: Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet

Cinpoes, Nicoleta (2016) “By Looking Liking”: Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet. MSA: Messages, Sages and Ages, 3 (1). pp. 7-16. ISSN Print 2344–6269 Online 1844-8836

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Twenty years since its release onto the big screen, Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet continues to attract viewers, divide critics and remain unchallenged, in a league of its own, when it comes to film adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays. This article begins with taking stock of reception directions which still dispute the field of film adaptation. Cued by Worthen’s “Performance Paradigm”, my argument positions Luhrmann’s film (his second at the time and the one to propel the Australian director into Hollywood fame) firmly in the cinematic and sees the film narrative not as opposed to the textual and/or spoken one, but as a complex citational practice developed at the level of oral, visual and written discourse.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Romeo and Juliet, adaptation, citation, suture, fragmentation, surrogation, Luhrmann
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Copyright Info: Open Access journal
Depositing User: Nicoleta Cinpoes
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:11

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