Tag Archives: Hamlet

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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Daehangno Poster Session 6

After lunch at 이모네 and before seeing the interesting production of Brecht’s Badener Lehrstück vom Einverständnis by Hyoungjin Im (임형진) and his ensemble “Theaterraum” (테아터라움 철학하는 몸), once again some more posters caught my eye… In descending order: 5. Hamlet … 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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Daehangno Poster Session 5

After a nice meeting with a professor of theatre – where else, but in Daehangno (대학로), the “Mekka” of stageshows in Seoul – I strolled around a bit, had a look at the journals in the Korea National Archives of … 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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Daehangno Poster Session 4

After work I went to Daehangno to see a very special theatre performance – Iphigenie x 5 (이피게니아x5), a collaboration by five Korean directors and actors from Germany and Korea, in preparation for a larger project planned to premiere next … 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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