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Theatre and Ideology

Staging The Merchant of Venice at the Hungarian National Theatre in 1940 and 1986

Zoltán Imre

Jewish background were excluded from Hungarian society’. 5 The National Theatre and Merchant in 1940 In the right-wing context of the 1930s, the National Theatre served the right-wing ideas of the Horthy regime and represented Hungary as a

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Shylock in Buchenwald

Hanan Snir’s Israeli-German Production (Weimar 1995)

Gad Kaynar-Kissinger

-Jewish coexistence’). 1 This observation is profoundly and poignantly applicable to the Israeli director Hanan Snir’s production of European Judaism · Volume 51, No. 2, Autumn 2018: 165-174 Merchant at the Weimar National Theatre (April 1995), a hallucinatory

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The Tunisian Stage

Shakespeare's Part in Question

Rafik Darragi

Last March, a well-known Tunisian critic wondered about the motivations that had led Mohamed Driss, the head of the Tunisian National Theatre and one of the greatest directors in the country, to direct a Shakespeare play: What is today the purpose of reproducing a Shakespearean tragedy, when all over the world directors are desperately searching for new creative ways, new means for attracting a public who is more and more disinterested by the theatre?

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A Rose by Any Other Name May Smell Different

Why Are the Japanese Titles of Shakespearean Films So Odd?

Kitamura Sae

, positioning such films within a wider context of film reception in general. It also highlights changes in the trend in recent years, especially after the introduction of National Theatre Live to Japanese audiences and the rise of moviegoers’ online campaigns

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Teatrum Mundi

Teaching Shakespeare Performance to Israeli Medical Students

Rebecca Gillis

from Israeli cable TV of Richard Eyre’s 1998 National Theatre production with Ian Holm as Lear that has Hebrew subtitles. 16 Despite its poor sound quality and erratic subtitles, I have nevertheless chosen Eyre’s production since I feel the

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Getting It on Its Feet

Exploring the Politics and Process of Shakespeare outside the Traditional Classroom

Karl Falconer

and 2018 show drops of 15–20% in uptake for A-Levels in English Literature, Drama, Music and Art. 7 Combined with the ending (announced in August 2018) of the flagship Travelex discount ticket scheme at London's National Theatre, the pedagogic

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Karma Sami

, Christopher Plummer’s Hamlet at Qasr el-Nil and Karam Mutawi’s Hamlet at the Egyptian National Theatre. We were modern and experimental’. 5 Aboudoma’s text ends with a punchline sadly alluding to Sadat’s notorious infitāḥ (free market), with the Russian

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Shakespeare in Sarajevo

Theatrical and Cinematic Encounters with the Balkans War

Sara Soncini

aiming to reconstruct a shared narrative about the bloody ethnic conflicts that had ravaged the Balkan region during the 1990s. This aspect became even more prominent when the National Theatres of Serbia and Albania were invited to join the National

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The Perfect, Impossible Love

Three Egyptian Film Adaptations of Romeo and Juliet

Rafik Darragi

Shakespeare translator who settled in Egypt and headed the Egyptian National Theatre in Cairo, and who wrote Volpe’s screenplay. Egypt’s new film industry brought immediate and great financial, social and cultural benefit. Contrary to the early history of the

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Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

–1943), used theatre as a mouthpiece to disseminate his fascist ideology and personality cult, citing the frequent staging of Julius Caesar in Italian national theatres as an attempt to portray Il Duce as a protector of the proletariat and to reinforce