A man of words

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April 6, 2017 15:23

Shakespeare’s works have been translated and performed in numerous languages, generally to great and convincing effect.




Dori Engel

Dori Engel. (photo credit:GERARD ALLON)

William Shakespeare was the most universal of playwrights on all kinds of levels. While he is revered by academics the world over, he is also lauded for addressing “the common man,” and performances of his works at the fabled Globe Theatre in London four centuries ago were attended by landed gentry and proletariats alike.

Shakespeare’s works have been translated and performed in numerous languages, generally to great and convincing effect. Indeed, a couple of years or so ago the Cameri Theater ran a highly successful Shakespeare Festival with productions in Romanian, Polish and Slovenian, all of which went over very well.

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