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Lez Cooke

-school education spoke ‘correctly’, whereas regional accents were a sign of a lack of education. Exploring the historical disparity in educational opportunities between North and South, Donald Read observes how the elevation of a courtly ‘Southern English’ over Northern speech patterns and dialect dates back to the Elizabethan era: As early as 1589 the author of The Arte of English Poesie advised poets never to use ‘any speech used beyond the river of Trent’, which was ‘not so Courtly nor so current as our Southern English is, no more is the far Western man’s speech’; he

in A sense of place
Mannerism and mourning in Spanish heritage cinema
Sally Faulkner

Spanish press before and after the film’s release (Fernández Soto and Checa y Olmos 2010: 86). In the years immediately following El perro del hortelano, British heritage hits Shakepeare in Love and Elizabeth would continue to prove that RSC and classically trained actors could be deployed to great advantage in films that were not strictly theatre adaptations, but were set in the Elizabethan era, when much of Britain’s most-​loved drama was penned. 166 Performance and Spanish film Part of the global appeal of both films, Julianne Pidduck pointed out in 2001, was the

in Performance and Spanish film
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The cinematic afterlife of an early modern political diva
Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann

queen, and hear her cheering subjects, although the crowd remains invisible. The camera focuses exclusively on her, zooming into a close-up of her face, as the actress holds her pose. Then an overlapping dissolve superimposes an image of the crown onto her face. (The release of the film coincided with the coronation of Elizabeth II, thought by many to usher in a so-called new Elizabethan era.) Like

in The British monarchy on screen
Heather Norris Nicholson

provide a visual patchwork of how people in villages, towns and cities across Britain were swept along by populist enthusiasm. 29 Unlike the London-focused Festival of Britain in 1951, amateur coverage of the 1953 Coronation suggests that localised participation had both real and symbolic significance. 30 Many people equated the accession of the young queen with the start of a new Elizabethan era that would mark the end of

in Amateur film
Versions of the author in contemporary biopics
Kinga Földváry

Gentleman (1935, dir. Widgey R. Newman), Shakespeare meets fellow playwrights Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton in a tavern, where they observe patrons’ resemblance to several Shakespearean characters. 3 Finally, in Time Flies (1944, dir. Walter Forde), three American music hall performers use a newly invented time machine to travel back to the Elizabethan era, where they meet Shakespeare – and incidentally help him to write Romeo and Juliet . 4 In the post-war period, however, the biopic seemed to lose interest in Shakespeare, and we can find nothing until the 1990s

in Cowboy Hamlets and zombie Romeos