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Re: Shakespeare is Dead
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1095  Thursday, 25 May 2000.

From:           Abdulla Al-Dabbagh <
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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.
 

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