In this chapter I examine a number of narrative versions of "Hamlet" for children, from the Lambs' "Tales from Shakespeare" (1807) to contemporary novels for a Young Adult Audience. I focus on the way narrative texts describe events that "must have happened" offstage, like Hamlet's courtship of Ophelia, but of which there is no trace in the play. I argue that it is in the nature of narrative retelling to supply extra information: the most creative retellings of Shakespeare are, in a way, nothing but recreations of several imagined off-scenes added to the original plays.
|Titolo:||The Off-Scene as Fiction: Showing and (Re)telling "Hamlet" for Children and Young Adults|
|Autori interni:||TOSI, Laura|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Articolo in Atti di convegno|
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