Název: "And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, to tell my story" : the reception of Hamlet in Pilsen theatres
Zdrojový dokument: Theory and Practice in English Studies. 2022, roč. 11, č. 1, s. 31-47
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Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most widely discussed and popular plays. Its reception history is as long as its stage history. It also found its way to Pilsen theatres. The aim of this article is to trace the reception of the productions of Hamlet that have been staged in Pilsen since the opening of the new Municipal Theatre in 1902. The first part draws on a range of period theatre reviews and critical commentaries, whereas the second part is based on the author's aesthetic experience. The article furthermore attempts to find out how directorial intentions and choices, along with particular acting strategies, shaped the Shakespearean productions in question.