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Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance

Abstract

Shakespeare has exerted a powerful influence on Japanese literature since he was accepted in the second half of the nineteenth century. Particularly Hamlet has had a strong impact on Japanese men of letters and provided them with the impetus to revive the play in contemporary literature. In this paper I discuss how they have utilized Hamlet for their creative activity and enriched Japanese literature.

Keywords

Shakespeare translation and appopriation, Shakespeare’s impact on Japanese novelists, Novelization of Hamlet, Modernization of Japanese literature

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