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Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Jul-18-12 12:24 AM
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One Shakespeare is the one that the literary establishment love to use as the example of beautiful English -- and perhaps his sonnets etc are this. And they like to point to this as the reason for his lasting popularity.

Then there is the Shakespeare who is translated into so many languages that the beauty I mention above can't possibly be carried across. The one thing I'd like to see before I die is a translation of the Chinese version of Hamlet back into English.

Also, I read, these translated versions sometimes alter the stories a bit. I think Romeo and Juliet was mentioned because the courting customs are often so different.

So is it the language or the plots and stories that have made Shakespeare so popular through the ages as they say.

Any comments?

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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