Who is afraid of William Shakespeare? Shakespeare for young adults

Title: Who is afraid of William Shakespeare? Shakespeare for young adults
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2021, vol. 47, iss. 1, pp. 205-222
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
Type: Article

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Works of classic literature have often attracted the attention of adaptors, particularly in the field of children and youth culture. Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are no exception. There have been both many Shakespeare adaptations intended for young people and studies on these adaptations. However, not much attention has been paid to Czech Shakespeare adaptations for children and young adults. This article explores the various ways young Czech adults can encounter Shakespeare's plays. It focuses primarily on Czech Shakespeare adaptations intended for children and young adults. It examines a range of reworkings such as abridged Czech versions, stage productions for teenagers and puppet performances which are (in some cases) discussed in the context of the British Shakespeare aimed at a juvenile audience.
This research was conducted as part of the VF4 Project (No. 21920060) Shakespeare in Central Europe after 1989: Common heritage and regional identity.
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