The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1095 Thursday, 25 May 2000.
Date: Thursday, 25 May 2000 02:03:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 11.1082 Bogdonov says, "Shakespeare is Dead"
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1082 Bogdonov says, "Shakespeare is Dead"
How very interesting, Mike. Any chance of getting a written version of
this talk (and the ensuing debate). Some of these points were raised in
one of our threads, "Anti-Shakespeareans", last month. That "Shakespeare
has been hi-jacked by the establishment" may not be such a fait
accompli, but they certainly try, and in more innovative ways, one must
admit. And "a more radical attitude to changing the text" is certainly a
very lively - and important - issue that should no longer be evaded.
Certainly no one would argue with "why not Shakespeare in translation if
it can open up a vast popular audience?". Without translation (e.g. into
German and Russian) Shakespeare would not be what he is today.