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Shakespeare in Georgia (Caucasus)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2247  Thursday, 27 November 2003

From:           Michael B. Luskin <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Nov 2003 10:39:22 EST
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare in Georgia (Caucasus)

Boris Pasternak translated the works of Shakespeare into Georgian, and,
I am told, the translations are very beautiful.  In addition, I've read
his translation of King Lear into Russian, he caught the language and
sense brilliantly.  Not that I know brilliance in English or Russian...
But I learned things from the Russian that helped my understanding of
the English.  For instance, he talks VERY earthily and heartily to his
daughters at the beginning, and I don't think he was only trying to make
Lear sound like a man of the people for political reasons.  And his
Edgar is as powerful and poignant in Russian as in English.

Michael B. Luskin

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