Jan Kott on Shakespeare

Monday 1st February 2016

William Shakespeare
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Quote of the month: “What I have in mind is not a forced topicality, a Hamlet that would be set in a cellar of young existentialists. Hamlet has been performed, for that matter, in evening dress and in circus tights; in medieval armour and in Renaissance costume. Costumes do not matter. What matters is that through Shakespeare’s text we ought to get at our modern experience, anxiety and sensibility.” (Jan Kott’s Shakespeare Our Contemporary)

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