publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Hamlet's "Globe" and the Self as Performer in England and Japan

Shibuya, Yu;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2004 Journal: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, volume 6 (eissn: 1481-4374, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In his paper, "Hamlet's 'Globe' and the Self as Performer in England and Japan," Yu Shibuya argues that Hamlet sees his life as a performance. Shibuya presents examples from Tsuneari Fukuda's Japanese translation to suggest that Fukuda makes choices that emphasize the theatrical side of Hamlet's character. If Hamlet perceives himself as an actor, then his definition of theater or an actor is ultimately a definition of himself. Shibuya uses the theme of self-definition to examine Kenneth Branagh's film version, especially the Mousetrap and the "O what a rogue and peasant slave" scenes. By analyzing Branagh's staging and directorial decisions and his recognition t...
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free text keywords: Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Hamlet (place), Sociology, Literature, business.industry, business, Peasant, Self, Comparative literature, Globe, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Performing arts, Arts and Humanities, Critical and Cultural Studies
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Hamlet's "Globe" and the Self as Performer in England and Japan

Shibuya, Yu;