‘The rumble of continuing life’: Kozintsev’s Hamlet and its distorted reception

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Abstract

This article challenges central tenets of the Western reception of Grigori Kozintsev’s 1964 screen adaptation of Hamlet. Adding new information derived from published and unpublished archival materials and insights from the film director’s son, it argues that Kozintsev’s intentions were more universal than contemporary political. It serves as a call for caution and for the reconsideration of certain articles of received wisdom, in particular with respect to the film’s supposedly anti-Stalinist language.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-22
Number of pages20
JournalCahiers Elisabethains
Volume104
Issue number1
Early online date25 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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