Category Archives: Shakespeare

Ten Years Hamlet the Musical

Today, on Buddha’s Birthday, I walked past some posters for this year’s revival, the 10th anniversary of the Korean production (see here for details), nonetheless, in a tunnel in Yeonnam-dong, a gentrifying neighborhood known for its increasing density of artistic … Continue reading

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The Bard in Korea #ShakespeareWeek

Shakespeare Week is almost over, nevertheless: Here are some links to blogposts I wrote on Shakespeare in Korea – let’s make it an international celebration! Reading First, a commented bibliography on book chapters on Shakespeare in Korea: “Some More Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Beyond To Live or To Die: Hamlet in Korean Translation, Part 1

Translation is interpretation. It is creation as well as dismissal. It is a series of choices that are hard to count, even harder to overestimate. I once again was reminded of this practical fact while browsing through a number of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Hamlets: Taroo’s “Pansori Hamlet Project” and Tuida’s “Hamlet Cantabile”

Hamlet, once again! My double review of two Korean productions has just been published in the online journal Borrowers and Lenders. I have been intrigued by Taroo’s ongoing “Pansori Hamlet Project” (국악뮤지컬집단 타루, 판소리 햄릿 프로젝트) for quite a while, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Shakespeare, on Stage and on Air

Last week, I had a short interview with Radio Bremen, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th day of death. Via Skype, I chatted with host Katrin Krämer about problems of translation, creative adaptations, and the general importance of Will and … Continue reading

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In it for the Body: Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Hamlet at the Barbican

I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes-stories (and radio plays) since my childhood and have enjoyed the BBC’s Sherlock Series, like it’s US counterpart Elementary. I’m not what you’d call a “Cumberbitch”, nor am I particularly fond of actor Benedict Cumberbatch, … Continue reading

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