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Croatian Translations of Hamlet?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1604  Wednesday, 13 August 2003

[1]     From:   Markus Marti <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 17:01:39 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?

[2]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2003 16:04:42 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?


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From:           Markus Marti <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 17:01:39 +0200
Subject: 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?

Thomas Larque <
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>does anybody know anything about Croatian
>translations of Shakespeare, and "Hamlet" in particular?

I don't speak Croatian myself, so I can't judge the quality of the
translations. But I have started to "collect" translations and
translators of Shakespeare on:
[http://www.unibas.ch/shine/translators.htm],

The link for the Croatian page is:
[http://www.unibas.ch/shine/translatorscroatian.htm].

The only translator of Hamlet I found is Milan Bogdanovic.

I'd be grateful for more contributions (also in other languages)

Markus Marti
Shakespeare in Europe: [http://www.unibas.ch/shine/]
Translators of Shakespeare: [http://www.unibas.ch/shine/translators.htm]
Williamsbirnen [http://www.unibas.ch/shine/williamsbirne.htm]

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From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Aug 2003 16:04:42 +1000
Subject: 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1598 Croatian Translations of Hamlet?

Though I can't help Thomas Larque on this matter, his request reminded
me of something interesting--in Georgia (Caucasus), Shakespeare is so
popular that many people bear Shakespearean names, especially from the
tragedies: Othello and Hamlet are particularly popular men's names. I'm
not sure if Georgians know WS' plays in their own language or in
Russian, however: Russian friends have told me there's a particularly
fine translation of most of the plays in that language (written if
memory does not fail me, by Boris Pasternak??).  Indeed, one Russian
told me that he thought Shakespeare's spirit came over much better in
Russian than English!

Sophie Masson

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