Hamlet's Arab journey : Shakespeare's prince and Nasser's ghost (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Hamlet's Arab journey : Shakespeare's prince and Nasser's ghost

Hamlet's Arab journey : Shakespeare's prince and Nasser's ghost

Author: Margaret Litvin
Publisher: Princeton : N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Series: Translation, transnation
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the uses of "Hamlet" in Arabic theatre and political rhetoric, and asks how Shakespeare's play developed into a musical with a happy ending in 1901 and grew to become the most obsessively  Read more...


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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Litvin
ISBN: 9780691137803 0691137803
OCLC Number: 810644160
Description: xviii, 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Hamlet in the daily discourse of Arab identity ; Nasser's dramatic imagination, 1952-64 ; The global kaleidoscope: how Egyptians got their Hamlet, 1901-64 ; Hamletizing the Arab Muslim hero, 1964-67 ; Time out of joint, 1967-76 ; Six plays in search of a protagonist, 1976-2002 ; Epilogue : Hamlets without Hamlet.
Series Title: Translation, transnation
Responsibility: Margaret Litvin.
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"Studying productions of Hamlet across the Arab world, including performances in Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, and Syria, Litvin draws broad parallels between the struggles of Shakespeare's Read more...

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