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Hamlet in Other Plays?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1104  Monday, 24 May 2004

[1]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 12:56:16 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?

[2]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 09:20:56 -0300
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[3]     From:   Annalisa Castaldo <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 08:36:38 -0400 (EDT)
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[4]     From:   Suzanne Westfall <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 08:47:51 -0400
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[5]     From:   Kristen  Mcdermott <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 09:39:43 -0400
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 May 2004 11:58:15 -0500
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[7]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 May 2004 20:11:30 -0700
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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Friday, 21 May 2004 12:56:16 +0100
Subject: 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?

Try Macbeth: Joe MacBeth (film: 1955), MacBird, and also Men of Respect
(film, 1989).

Cheers,
John Drakakis

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From:           Todd Pettigrew <
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Date:           Friday, 21 May 2004 09:20:56 -0300
Subject: 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?

A wonderful reimagining of Shakespeare on stage is Good Night Desdemona,
Good Morning Juliet, by Ann-Marie MacDonald. That play adapts Romeo &
Juliet and Othello into a very funny, rather surreal, slightly racy, romp.

Todd Pettigrew
UCCB

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From:           Annalisa Castaldo <
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Date:           Friday, 21 May 2004 08:36:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?

In addition to R&G are Dead, there is also Charles Marowitz's adaptation
of Hamlet (he also did a Taming of the Shrew and others) which is very
postmodern, and A Night in Elsinore by Richard Nathan.

And there is also Der Bestrafte Brudermord" ("Fratricide Punished"). I
don't know how easy it is to get a translation, and the play is pretty
dreadful, but it does raise interesting issues of transmission and
editorial history.

You could also have some fun with the second act of The Complete Works
of William Shakespeare, abridged, which is devoted to Hamlet, and the
Klingon Hamlet.

Annalisa Castaldo

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From:           Suzanne Westfall <
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Date:           Friday, 21 May 2004 08:47:51 -0400
Subject: 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1095 Hamlet in Other Plays?

Off the top of my head, Hamlet also begat Heiner Muller's Hamletmachine
and Lee Blessing's Fortinbras (not to mention The Reduced Shakespeare
Company's Compete Works slapstick version); Lear begat Howard Barker's
Seven Lears , Mabu Mines' Queen Lear, and Elaine Feinstein's Lear's
Daughters; and The Tempest begat Aim

 

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