Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Isabel I y Lord Essex en Hollywood: la imagen pública y el retrato privado

Vicente J. Benet


In the article we approach and develop the intertextual relations between film, painting and literature. It offers a textual analysis of Michael Curtiz’s film The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Warner Bros, 1939) and it connects certain aspects of the mise-en-scène with the ideology of Elizabethan painting and the narrative tradition (either oral and popular or literary) that were recuperated by Lytton Strachey in his famous biography of Elizabeth I and Lord Essex.

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