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Romeo and Juliet -- The East Side Story. A Note on Romania

Cinpoes, Nicoleta (2017) Romeo and Juliet -- The East Side Story. A Note on Romania. In: Romeo and Juliet in European Cultures. Shakespeare in European Culture (1). John Benjamins Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 177-196. ISBN Hardback: 9789027209122 eBook: 9789027264787

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Borrowing from two iconic stories, Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, this article acknowledges that adaptation lies at the centre of the play today as much as it did in the mid-1590s. It argues that stage productions approach it in a manner similar to Shakespeare’s, who took a story familiar to his contemporaries and “repeat[ed] it but without replication” (Hutcheon and O’Flynn 2013, 173). Making the case for a broader study on the region, my chapter begins with a flashback to the story’s arrival in the eastern part of Europe and fast-forwards to its current state of affairs, offering a ‘note’ on Romania. In doing so, it argues that the popularity of Romeo and Juliet in the West has been matched by that in the rest of Europe, where it has proliferated in a plurality of, often, co-existing forms.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, Eastern Europe, Weisse, Le Tourneur, Rossi, adaptation, translation, performance, re-mediation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Nicoleta Cinpoes
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 07:59
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:20

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