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Orson Welles et le remodelage du texte shakespearien

François Thomas
p. 171-182

Abstracts

In Macbeth, Othello and Chimes at Midnight, his three Shakespearean adaptations, Orson Welles thoroughly restructured the text of the plays. He broke lines down in order to give them to several characters instead of one, he altered the meaning of lines by inserting a few words in the middle of them, Chimes at Midnight reverses the proportion of prose and verse found in both parts of Henry IV, and so on. Above all, he turned the structure of the text upside down : he constantly changed the order of a scene’s lines or a play’s scenes while most sequences blend lines taken from different scenes.

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References

Bibliographical reference

François Thomas, « Orson Welles et le remodelage du texte shakespearien », Actes des congrès de la Société française Shakespeare, 16 | 1998, 171-182.

Electronic reference

François Thomas, « Orson Welles et le remodelage du texte shakespearien », Actes des congrès de la Société française Shakespeare [Online], 16 | 1998, Online since 01 November 2007, connection on 16 January 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/shakespeare/290 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/shakespeare.290

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François Thomas

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