Skip to main content

Dogmatic Shakespeare: a recognition of ghostly presences in Thomas Vinterberg's Festen and Kristian Levring's The King is Alive

Buy Article:

$10.35 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

This article explores the relationship between a number of film products of the Dogme New Wave and the various intertexts at play in their creation; it poses questions about the very nature of adaptation and the interplay between so-called precursory texts and their seemingly adapted offspring. In particular, it interrogates the ways in which Vinterberg's Festen (1998) and Levring's The King is Alive (2000) echo, at a conscious or a subconscious level, performative and ideological facets of Shakespeare's Hamlet (1601) and King Lear (1608) respectively.

Keywords: Dogme95; Festen; Shakespeare; The King is Alive; adaptation; intertext

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jafp.2.2.109_1

Affiliations: De Montfort University.

Publication date: September 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • Adaptation, or the conversion of oral, historical or fictional narratives into stage drama has been common practice for centuries. In our own time the processes of cross-generic transformation continue to be extremely important in theatre as well as in the film and other media industries. Adaptation and the related areas of translation and intertextuality continue to have a central place in our culture with a profound resonance across our civilisation.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
intellect/jafp/2009/00000002/00000002/art00003
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
UA-1313315-26
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more