Staging the settlement: Shekhar Kapur and the parliament of 1559
This article offers an assessment of Shekhar Kapur's depiction of the parliamentary making of the Elizabethan settlement in his 1998 film, Elizabeth. The settlement has always been a controversial subject, as indeed have Kapur's cinematic stagings of Elizabethan history. After surveying historians' accounts of the settlement, the author subjects the film's settlement sequence to a careful analysis, reading it as cinema as well as history, and argues that, despite a significant number of historical inaccuracies, the film captures much of value as a filmic representation of the past.
|Keywords||Elizabeth I, Elizabethan settlement, film and history, historical representation, Shekhar Kapur|
Dean, D. (2015). Staging the settlement: Shekhar Kapur and the parliament of 1559. Parliamentary History (Vol. 34, pp. 30–44). doi:10.1111/1750-0206.12116