An Analysis of the Effect of Alienation and Meta-Cinema on the Viewer in Film Adaptations Hamlet

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An Analysis of the Effect of Alienation and Meta-Cinema on the Viewer in Film Adaptations Hamlet

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: An Analysis of the Effect of Alienation and Meta-Cinema on the Viewer in Film Adaptations Hamlet
Author: Jansen, Wierik
Issue Date: 2019-02-28
Keywords: Hamlet
film adaptation
Shakespeare
Laurence Olivier
Gregory Doran
meta cinema
meta theatre
alienation
bertolt brecht
distancing effect
Abstract: This thesis deals with the meta theatrical devices Shakespeare uses throughout Hamlet, and the effects these devices have on the viewers of film adaptations of this play. The meta theatrical and meta cinematic distances the audience. The alienation of the audience allows them to reflect upon the events in a way that would not be possible without employing Brecht’s theory of alienation. THis thesis will examine the meta-theatrical elements in Hamlet, and show how these can be applied to alienate the audience.
Supervisor: Dijkhuizen, Jan Frans van
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Engelse Taal en Cultuur (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Literature
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/71712
 

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