May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Shakespeare In Maori comes to London for the Olympic Games

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Different variety of Productions of Shakespeare in Maori and Mandarin are appearing in theater. The event will reportedly take place in London for celebrating the Olympic Games in 2012.

According to The Associated Press, the event is scheduled to start on 23rd of April 23 in coming year, whereas the Shakespeares Globe Theater will stage all the Bards 38 plays, each will be performed in shape of a tribute by separate theater companys, in a different versatile languages.

Performances are agreed to be including the Taming of the Shrew in Urdu, The Tempest in Arabic, Troilus and Cressida in Maori and a production of King Lear in Aboriginal languages.

Troilus and Cressida, believed to have been written in 1602, is an interesting choice, it is often described as one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” meaning that categorising it has proved difficult. Throughout the play, the tone lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters. However, several characteristic elements of the play (the most notable being its constant questioning of intrinsic values such as hierarchy, honor and love) have often been viewed as distinctly “modern.”

Joyce Carol Oates remarks on the play by author and literary scholar :

Troilus and Cressida, that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays, strikes the modern reader as a contemporary documentits investigation of numerous infidelities, its criticism of tragic pretensions, above all, its implicit debate between what is essential in human life and what is only existential are themes of the twentieth century.… This is tragedy of a special sortthe “tragedy” the basis of which is the impossibility of conventional tragedy.[2]

3 thoughts on “Shakespeare In Maori comes to London for the Olympic Games

  1. E t?, kei whea mai! Ko wai m? ng? kaiwhakam?ori? Te ?hua nei, he kaupapa uaua t?nei whakaari. He mea pai kia kite ng? whakaaro a te kaiwhakam?ori m? te whakaari nei.

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