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The Hamlet zone: reworking Hamlet for European cultures

Owen, Ruth J., ed. 2012. The Hamlet zone: reworking Hamlet for European cultures. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Abstract

Detached from Shakespeare’s English, Hamlet has been rewritten numerous times in European languages, the various translations into any one language jostling with each other for dominance and spawning new Hamlets that depart decisively from Shakespeare as a source. This book focuses on the rich tradition of drawing from Hamlet in European cultures to produce new, independent works, which include Hamlet theatre, Hamlet ballet, Hamlet poetry, Hamlet fiction, Hamlet essays and Hamlet films. It examines how the myth of Hamlet has crossed back and forth over Europe’s linguistic borders for four hundred years, repeatedly reinvigorated by being bent to specific geo-political and cultural locations. The enquiries in this book show how, in the process of translation, adaptation and reinventing, Hamlet has become the common cultural currency of Europe.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443839747
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Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:00
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34817

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