Faculty Book: Marvin Carlson
Marvin Carlson, trans.
Shakespeare Made French: Four Plays by Jean-François Ducis
(Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 2013)
Marvin Carlson has translated an exciting collection of Jean-François Ducis's radical reworkings of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, penned on the eve of the French Revolution. Following the rules of French neoclassicism, the result is a quartet of almost totally transformed works that serve to illustrate the antithetical dramatic approaches of Shakespeare’s England and Racine’s France. Plays included are Hamlet, Romeo and Juliette, King Lear, and Othello. Carlson is a distinguished professor of comparative literature, theatre, and Middle Eastern studies at the Graduate Center.
Purchase this book
Submitted on: MAY 9, 2013