Eastern European Hamlets

Cinpoes, Nicoleta and Minier, Marta and Mancewicz, Aneta and Massai, Sonia and Radosavljevic, Duska and Portmann, Alexandra Eastern European Hamlets. [Video] (Unpublished)
Creators:Cinpoes, Nicoleta and Minier, Marta and Mancewicz, Aneta and Massai, Sonia and Radosavljevic, Duska and Portmann, Alexandra
Corporate Creators:University of Kent
Abstract:

The panel discussion “Eastern European Hamlets” brought together academics from the UK who are working on the appropriation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Eastern Europe. The event engaged with the question of how the staging of Shakespeare’s Hamlet develops a socio-political potential in different cultural contexts in Eastern Europe. Bearing in mind Jan Kott’s conception of Hamlet as an inherently political play expounded in his prominent essay collection Shakespeare our Contemporary (1965), the panel discussion considered dramaturgical strategies of staging Hamlet in Eastern Europe after 1989.

On the basis of an interdisciplinary discussion between literary criticism, translation studies and performance analysis the following questions shall be addressed during the discussion panel: What are the mechanisms of appropriation of Hamlet within different cultural contexts in Eastern Europe post-1989? How do such appropriation processes influence a self-understanding of Eastern Europe as the so-called ‘new’ Europe and how do they construct cultural identities? Does a phenomenon such as an Eastern European Hamlet exist?

With a closer look at Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Hungarian and Yugoslav Hamlets the panel discussion offered a unique opportunity to analyse the changing dramaturgical strategies of staging Hamlet in the so-called ‘new’ Europe with reference to the socio-political circumstances after 1989.

Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
ContributorCinpoes, NicoletaUNSPECIFIED
ContributorMinier, MartaUNSPECIFIED
ContributorMancewicz, Aneta UNSPECIFIED
ContributorMassai, SoniaUNSPECIFIED
ContributorRadosavljevic, DuskaUNSPECIFIED
ContributorPortmann, AlexandraUNSPECIFIED
Item Type:Video
Uncontrolled Keywords:Shakespeare; Intermediality; Eastern Europe
ID Code:415
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Deposited On:03 Sep 2013 15:18
Last Modified:03 Sep 2013 16:43
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