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*Hamlet Goes Business*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 296.  Friday, 14 May 1993.
 
From:           Balz Engler <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 May 1993 22:28:00 +0200
Subject: Re: *Hamlet* Interpretation
Comment:        SHK 4.0291 Re: *Hamlet* Interpretation
 
Note that "Hamlet Goes Business" is not a Danish movie, but one be the
well-known Finnish director Aki Kaurismaeki. The business is not construction,
but, yes, rubber-ducks. There are some interesting changes in the plot, apart
from modernisation. Horatio is Hamlet's driver, and it is he who takes over
at the end rather than Fortinbras. It is a very interesting adaptation--I
am discussing it in a seminar this term. Kaurismaeki is at least well
known in Europe, as the director of *I Hired a Contract-Killer* and *The
Girl from the Match Factory*, also *Leningrad Cowboys Go West* and *Ariel*.
 
Balz Engler, University of Basel
 

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