n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - "The Barbarous Cronos" : (Post) Colonialism, Sequelization, and Regenerative Authority in Kristian Levring's (2000)

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Post-millennial cinematic Shakespeare comes in the wake of numerous successful incarnations of the Bard at the end of the twentieth century, such as John Madden's (1998) which received seven Oscars at the 1999 Academy Awards. By 2003, Shakespearean incarnations and popular cinema are inflected by a particular filmic trend: sequelization. Characterised by its engagement with notions of continuity, apocalypse, origins, and 'the promised end', sequelization has already manifested many prequels, trequels, and sequels throughout cinematic culture.1 Increasingly, those productions that claim Shakespeare as their adaptive focus interact with this paradigm in such a way as to cinematically render notions of regenerative interpretation and Bardic authority.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error