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Shakespeare and Scandinavia: A Collection of Nordic Studies

Edited by Gunnar Sorelius

         ISBN: 978-0874138061

         Published in 2002


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This anthology of essays offers a survey of the Scandinavian involvement with Shakespeare in different periods. The introduction is concerned with the place of Shakespeare in Scandinavian culture and theater generally. The particular essays range from August Strindberg's very personal relationship to a dramatist who deeply influenced his own drama to examples of how Shakespeare was used on the stage in the Second World War and during the Cold War years. Other essays deal with subjects such as Othello's color, the geography of Hamlet, and the contradictory loose ends, as well as the architectonic quality of some of the dramas.

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