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Shakespeare Outside of England/English
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0807  Tuesday, 19 September 2006

[1] 	From: 	Terri A. Bourus <
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	Date: 	Monday, 18 Sep 2006 12:56:08 -0400
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English

[2] 	From: 	Imtiaz Habib <
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	Date: 	Monday, 18 Sep 2006 13:17:10 -0400
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[3] 	From: 	Balz Engler <
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	Date: 	Monday, 18 Sep 2006 19:39:23 +0200
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[4] 	From: 	Peter Bridgman <
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From: 		Terri A. Bourus <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 12:56:08 -0400
Subject: 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English

While hardly Hamlet as we know it, there is an extant German play, Der 
bestrafte Brudermord oder: Prinz Hamlet aus Dannemarck, published in 
1781 from a now lost manuscript dated 1710. This play is written in 
prose and lacks any verse, song, or soliloquies, but it does have a 
roughly similar plot line and the name Corambus (for the Polonius 
character), as it appears in Q1 Hamlet.

In 1626, an English troupe performed a play titled, Tragoedia von Hamlet 
einen Printzen in Dennemarck in Dresden that may be linked to the German 
drama.

Terri Bourus

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From: 		Imtiaz Habib <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 13:17:10 -0400
Subject: 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English

In India from the nineteenth century, most vigorously in Bengal, so much 
so that the discourse of translated Shakespeare gave rise to modern 
Bengali drama and dramatic performance-in conjunction with Indian 
performance/dramatic traditions. Calcutta is a strong center in this 
activity, historically. More, if you need ...

Dr. Imtiaz Habib
Associate Professor of English
Old Dominion University

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From: 		Balz Engler <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 19:39:23 +0200
Subject: 	Shakespeare Outside of England/English

 >When were Shakespearean plays first performed outside of England?
 >
 >When were Shakespeare's plays first translated?

The answer to these questions (and many others) may be found on the 
Shakespeare in Europe website: http://pages.unibas.ch/shine/shine.html

Balz Engler
Basel University
http://pages.unibas.ch/anglist/people/teachers/engler.htm
Shakespeare in Europe, a prime Shakespeare website: 
http://pages.unibas.ch/shine/
The Hyperhamlet project: http://www.hyperhamlet.unibas.ch/

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From: 		Peter Bridgman <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Sep 2006 19:39:08 +0100
Subject: 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0798 Shakespeare Outside of England/English

Todd Pettigrew asks ...

 >When were Shakespearean plays first performed outside of England?

This is from Michael Wood's book ...

"On 5 September 1607 Hamlet was performed on board the Dragon, anchored 
off the coast of Sierra Leone in West Africa.  Among the audience were 
African dignitaries following a running paraphrase in Portuguese.  The 
players did Richard II, too, further down the coast, before sailing on 
to India; unfortunately, there is no record of these Jacobean precursors 
of the 'Shakespeare Wallah' performing before the Great Moghul on his 
marble throne".

Peter Bridgman

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