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The Global Kaleidoscope: How Egyptians Got Their Hamlet, 1901–64

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the global kaleidoscope theory as a much-needed revision to the Prospero-and-Caliban model of postcolonial rewriting. To this end, the chapter summarizes the actual kaleidoscope ... More


Antigone in Egypt

Nehad Selaiha

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests that Egypt adapted Sophocles' Antigone during times of irreconcilable differences and political repression. A 1965 production of Brecht's Antigone protested Nasser's autocratic ... More


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