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Shakespeare and Stoppard: Chess and Diabolo

B. Claassen
Literator | Vol 3, No 3 | a987 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v3i3.987 | © 1982 B. Claassen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 May 1982 | Published: 09 May 1982

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B. Claassen, Undergraduate student of English, South Africa

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Hamlet must he given the first word in this, because he underlines the intricacy of the creation with whom one is concerned here, i.e. man. Trying to outline, interpret and contrast the representative literary works of two vastly differing); ages may well be considered the task of a lifetime. Shakespeare’s Hamlet may be considered as representative of the drama of the Elizabethan age, while Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and dogg's Hamlet are representative of contemporary drama.


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