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Hamlet in Other Plays?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1095  Friday, 21 May 2004

From:           Mike Field <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 May 2004 10:45:02 -0400
Subject:        New Thread: Hamlet in Other Plays?

For my advanced playwriting class, I would like my students to examine
how a story can be retold for the stage in different ways. I am
wondering if there has been one play by Shakespeare that has most
frequently been retold, either directly or peripherally, by other
writers *for the stage* (novels don't count)? Off the top of my head I
come up with Romeo & Juliet / West Side Story; Taming of the Shrew /
Kiss Me Kate; and Hamlet / Rosencranz and Guildentern are Dead (and
possibly, very peripherally, "I Hate Hamlet"). Is there any one play
that has multiple retellings, re-imaginings?

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