The Play Out of Context: Transferring Plays from Culture to Culture

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Hanna Scolnicov, Peter Holland
Cambridge University Press, 24 de fev de 1989 - 227 páginas
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This is a volume of essays, which examines the relationship between the play and its historical and cultural contexts. Transferring plays from one period or one culture to another is so much more than translating the words from one language into another. The contributors vary their approaches to this problem from the theoretical to the practical, from the literary to the theatrical, with plays examined both historically and synchronically. The articles interact with each other, presenting a diversity of views of the central theme and establishing a dialogue between scholars of different cultures. With play texts quoted in English, the range of themes stretches from a Japanese interpretation of Chekhov to Shakespeare in Nazi Germany, and Racine borrowing from Sophocles. Most of the essays are based on papers presented at the Jerusalem Theatre Conference in 1986. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of the theatre and of literature and literary theory as well as to theatregoers.
 

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the final frontier
45
some useful plays
63
Mimesis mirror double
89
Shakespeare and theatre politics in the Third Reich
111
Claudel and Vitez direct Moliere
135
British productions of the plays
163
Mr Godot will not come today
186
The adaptation and reception in Germany
199
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