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The matrix and the echo: Intertextual re-modelling in Stoppard’s Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are dead

A. de Lange, A. Combrink
Literator | Vol 12, No 2 | a761 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v12i2.761 | © 1991 A. de Lange, A. Combrink | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1991 | Published: 06 May 1991

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A. de Lange, Potchefstroom University for CHE, South Africa
A. Combrink, Potchefstroom University for CHE, South Africa

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Abstract

This article investigates the ‘intertextual dialogue’ between Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Stoppard’s Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. A tangential look is also directed at Stoppard’s Dogg’s Hamlet and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The intertextual relationship between the texts is approached from different angles and different defining concepts are used - Topia’s typology (1984), involving the view of both vertical and horizontal perspectives to effect fusion, separation or intertextuality, is used to help determine that Stoppard’s remodelling of the Shakespearian matrix results in completely new texts, not merely a ‘slightly’ distorted text.

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