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Monday, August 15, 2011

Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals Book Review

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Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals Book Review



About the Book: This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette Davis, Glenda Jackson, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren; Quentin Crisp appeared as the Queen in Orlando (1992). The text focuses on the historical context of the period in which each film or miniseries was made and1the extent of the portrayals of Elizabeth.

Our Take: My wife is a HUGE fan of the history of the British monarchy...especially Elizabeth I.  It could be that she is distantly related..or just that she was the most infamous and dynamic queens of all-time!  This great book delves into her many portrayls by various actresses over time.  Its a wonderful reference guide and the cover even includes our personal favorite portrayl by Dame Judy Dench.   This is over 270 pages of fantastic information.  A must have for any fan of the late queen!

How to Buy: Amazon.com

About the publisher: www.Mcfarlandpub.com / Order line: 1-800-253-2187
 

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