The Hamlet Zone

The Hamlet Zone

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Detached from Shakespearea€™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 Europea€™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.The reception of Hamlet in the literature of the German Democratic Republic has a rich history. ... Stephen Greenblatt comes close to answering this question in Hamlet in Purgatory: a€œProsopopoeia a€“ personification, the making of what is absent to speak a€“ is the rhetorical device behind ... My reading of the novel sees Horna#39;s ghost as a vessel of subversive, inter-generational memory, a CHAPTER SIXTEEN.

Title:The Hamlet Zone
Author: Ruth J. Owen
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2013-01-03

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