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Avenger Without a Cause: Hamlet in Hong Kong

  • Shelby Kar-yan Chan
Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)

Abstract

This chapter deals with the China/West dilemma of Hongkongers through the study of theatre translations of Hamlet in Hong Kong, with a particular focus on Richard Ho’s 1979 version. The preliminary proposition is that the resulting Hongkongness is a unique adaptation of a cultural Britain to a cultural China, whereby the cultural includes the historical but shies away from the political, economic or geographical adaptation.

Keywords

Filial Piety Tang Dynasty Theatre Practitioner English Title Theatre Translation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelby Kar-yan Chan
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  1. 1.School of TranslationHang Seng Management CollegeHong KongHong Kong SAR

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