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The British monarchy on screen

Merck, Mandy, (editor.).

Summary: A rich collection that looks at how the British monarchy has been seen on film and television. It is the first comprehensive look at royalty on screen.

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  • OCLC: ocn945438080
  • ISBN: 9780719099564
  • ISBN: 0719099560
  • ISBN: 152611304X
  • ISBN: 9781526113047
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 415 pages)
  • Published: Manchester :Manchester University Press,[2016]
  • Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction -- Mandy Merck -- Part I: Victorian inventions -- 1. 'A Very Wonderful Process': Queen Victoria, photography and film at the fin de si├Ęcle / Ian Christie -- 2. Sixty Years a Queen (1913): a lost epic of the reign of Victoria / Jude Cowan Montague -- 3. The heart of a heartless political world: screening Victoria / Steven Fielding -- 4. Walbrook's royal waltzes / James Downs -- Part II: The Elizabethan diva -- 5. Her Majesty moves: Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth, and the development of motion pictures / Victoria Duckett -- 6. Elizabeth I: the cinematic afterlife of an early modern political diva / Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann -- 7. Queens and queenliness: Quentin Crisp as Orlando's Elizabeth I / Glyn Davis -- Part III: Images of empire -- 8. Renewing imperial ties: The Queen in Australia / Jane Landman -- 9. The King's Speech: an allegory of imperial rapport / Deirdre Gilfedder -- Part IV: Popular participation in royal representation -- 10. The Queen has two bodies: Amateur film, civic culture and the rehearsal of monarchy / Karen Lury -- 11. The regal catwalk: Royal weddings and the media promotion of British fashion / Jo Stephenson -- 12. The Queen on the big screen(s) -- outdoor screens and public congregations / Ruth Adams -- Part V: Television's contested histories -- 13. Television's royal family: continuity and change / Erin Bell and Ann Gray -- 14. The Tudors and the post-national, post-historical Henry VIII / Basil Glynn -- Part VI: Monarchy in contemporary Anglophone cinema -- 15. From political power to the power of the image: Contemporary 'British' cinema and the nation's monarchs / Andrew Higson -- 16. Melodrama, celebrity, The Queen / Mandy Merck -- 17. When words fail: The King's Speech as melodrama / Nicola Rehling -- Index.
Note: English.
Subject: Royal houses -- Great Britain -- History
Kings and rulers in motion pictures
Queens in motion pictures

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