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Hamlet, our contemporary? Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Hamlet, our contemporary? Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Even until today there has been a persistent view that Shakespeare’s plays negotiate universalisms in a time-transcending manner (love, hate, enmity, death). Regularly, these assumptions must serve as reason that Shakespeare “is still contemporary”. That’s more than astonishing, considering he died exactly 400 years ago. The societal and political order, which he so distinctly presents […]

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