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Hamlet in Other Plays?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1146  Friday, 28 May 2004

[1]     From:   Annalisa Castaldo <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1130 Hamlet in Other Plays?

[2]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 May 2004 12:31:03 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1121 Hamlet in Other Plays?


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From:           Annalisa Castaldo <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 15.1130 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1130 Hamlet in Other Plays?

John Reed raises an interesting question when he says, "what strikes me
is that any version of a play by Shakespeare that is performed counts as
a retelling, even ones that are supposed to be the real thing, and have
the same title."

In terms of the original query about plays for an advanced playwrighting
class, it would be a lot of fun to start with the three versions of
Hamlet or the two versions of King Learn and look at them specifically
as records of theatrical adaptations/performances. It seems you could
learn a lot about Shakespeare's (or at least 17th century English)
theatrical practice that way.

The Division of the Kingdoms and Shakespeare's Revision of King Lear
offer excellent material on this topic.

Annalisa Castaldo

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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 May 2004 12:31:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 15.1121 Hamlet in Other Plays?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1121 Hamlet in Other Plays?

I may be off here: How about John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore as a
rewrite of Romeo and Juliet?

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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