Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Plays into Films: The Dark Side

Abstract

To what extent our innermost feelings can be revealed through our works? The unbearable face of human being cannot be hidden and what a director shot in a film may reveal the real sense of what is hidden from our eyes. Thus directors sometimes try to hide their dark side behind such interesting movies after having modified the events of the original text to achieve their end. This paper, however, is an overview about the technique of adaptation which varies from one adaptationist to another depending on the historical background of the screenplay writer. Although the director succeeds to project what is on one side of his curtain, he fails to hide what is on the other side that discloses his innermost feelings

Keywords: Adaptation, Dark side, Masochism, Sadism, Shakespeare, Vishal Bhardwaj

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Pages: 35-39 (Download PDF)

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