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این کتاب درباره آثار شکسپیر نوشته شده است. در این کتاب با روشی بسیار مدرن به جزییات نمایشنامه های شکسپیر می پردازد. از بررسی شخصیت های آن گرفته تا فضاها، پادشاهان و تضادهای خود نویسنده. گفته می شود این کتاب بسیار دیر ترجمه شده و می بایستی در زمانی به فارسی برگردانده می شد که در اوج خود بر کارگردانانی چون پیتر بروک، جوجیو استره لر، پیتر هال و الک گینس تاثیر گذاشت و منجر به ...more
Paperback, 518 pages
Published 2011 by بیدگل (first published 1961)
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Narjes Dorzade
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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ای شکسپیر ، ای روح ! تو کوهی آفریده ای که از کوه خداوند بالاتر است . چرا که تو با مردی کور از پرتگاهی عمیق سخن گفته ای .....
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تمام کاغذهای این کتاب خواندنی ست . انسان معاصر دچار چالش هایی ست که پیشتر شکسپیر و در عصر مدرن بکت به آن اشاره می کند . تراژدی ی که شکسپیر تصویر کرده تراژدی عصر ماست و زخم آن اصالتا در زخم ماست . اما این تراژدی ، گروتسک ( طنز سیاه ) هم هست . انسان معاصر که در جنگ و خون و خون ریزی غلت می زند همزمان در جهان دست دوم کمدی ایفای نقش می کند و خودش نیز به تماشای درد خودش می نشین
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Sara
Jan 18, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
I found this book to be a period piece. I'm pretty lefty in my politics, but this comes from that Cold War era when everybody, regardless of their historical era, was being re-cast as a Marxist. "Shakespeare Our Economic Determinist" or something like that, would have been a good title. I found the writing lazy, the argument merely de rigeur for the era, and the literary interpretation disastrous. Of course I only read about 35 pages and then dipped in to about 3 more highly repetitive and drabl ...more
Dan
Mar 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theatre-plays
Kott is like a New Historicist avant la lettre. He reads William Shakespeare in the context of the political realities of the Cold War. Thus, the categories he employs in his study of the plays are drawn not from conventional literary criticism (figures of speech, prosody, etc.) but from history, and particularly political and cultural events of postwar Eastern Europe. A great alternative to studies of Shakespeare that focus on the psychology of characters or textual instabilities. ...more
Vanja Šušnjar Čanković
"Šekspir je kao svet, ili kao život. Svaka epoha nalazi u njemu ono što sama traži i što sama hoće da vidi." Jan Kot, sigurno jedan od najpoznatijih svjetskih šekspirologa, piše o tome zašto Šekspirova djela nikad ne zastarjevaju, iako u jednom dijelu kaže da piše o Šekspiru kao savremeniku naših očeva, ispostaviće se da je Šekspir i naš i svačiji savremenik, da će njegova djela nadživjeti testove svih epoha. Zanimljivo i obavezno štivo za sve proučavaoce bogatog opusa najvećeg pisca svih vremen ...more
Zulfiya
For the most part, I enjoyed the book, but because it covered literally every piece of literature that has the name "Shakespeare" on it, occasionally it was hard to follow as I have not read all the plays written by Shakespeare. On the other hand, the chapters that were devoted to the plays I read were quite engaging and full of insightful interpretations.
The author also attempted to relate to other milestones in drama and to show how the same topics are still valid and interesting, how we ar
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Billy Sheppard
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had heard of Jan Kott's "Shakespeare: Our Contemporary" since my theatre school days at CalArts (1977-1979), but never read his work. Several months ago I was able to read Kott's "Eating of the Gods" which was his take on Greek theatre and that was one of the best and most personal interpretations of theatre I have ever been privileged to read. "Shakespeare: Our Contemporary" is a terrific resource. Kott's writing has influenced Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz and therefore all Shakespeare si ...more
Hella
Il saggio di Jan Kott fa una panoramica completa dell'opera e del teatro shakesperiano, fermandosi comunque per approfondire alcune delle sue opere più famose. Re Lear, Amleto, Coriolano, La Tempesta, Sogno di una notte di mezza estate, vengono presi e scandagliati dettagliatamente, e studiati quasi verso dopo verso, battuta dopo battuta.
C'è un lavoro di critica e di studio del teatro incredibile. Non solo quello elisabettiano, ma vi è un raffronto continuo anche con Racine, Beckett, Laurence Ol
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Giuseppe
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Letto e riletto. Certo è che con l'andare del tempo, dopo aver scoperto il saggio di Bloom, alcune delle tesi di Kott sembrano essere piuttosto arbitrarie. Ovviamente parlando pur sempre con grande stima e rispetto per il critico polacco. Immagino sia una questione di età. Maturando si passa da Kott a Bloom per chissà tornare a Kott.
Sicuramente la sua analisi del "Sogno di una notte di mezza estate" non incontra il mio assenso.
Comunque pur sempre un faro.
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Dewitt
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished Jan Kott’s SHAKESPEARE OUR CONTEMPORARY, the influential study from 1964. Kott’s vision is consistently arresting, but it isn’t Shakespeare’s. For instance, the Erasmian humor of MIDSUMMER, Kott views as “brutal,” akin to Goya’s (or Iago’s). Forcing meanings on the plays, he over-privileges the absurd.
Ty
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Though at this point, the book itself is no longer contemporary, some of the essays contain interesting points. Others however travel so far afield of the original topic that I lost interest and went to the next one.
Ola Loobeensky
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Dzieło ponadczasowe, błyskotliwe interpretacje, styl mięsisty i przykuwający. Genialne. Ta książka wyznaczy trasę wszystkich moich kolejnych spotkań z Szekspirem i szekspirologami.
Lee
Feb 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A plodding, uninteresting close reading of Shakespeare where the author never really offers a point.

Made it 10%.
Kristine
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure when this was written, but I was completely affronted by the author's misogyny, utilizing words such as "sluts" and "tarts" to describe women, has no place in serious Shakespearean criticism. The reader gets the impression that the author would like to be seen as a cool, man about town who happens to also be an academic - unfortunately he comes off as a sad, wannabe who probably got ignored by women for most of his life. ...more
Miika
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kovaa kamaa. Äijä lukenut Shakespearensa pariinkin otteeseen.
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Written in the 60s by a Polish Professor whose been woken up at 4 am one too many times by the police, Shakespeare our contemporary suggests that Shakespeare is not as mythical or as distant as most academics would have him. Kott's engaging style helps his argument more than his argument does, although he does make some good points in favour of Shakespeare's humanity.

He can also get very side-tracked:

There is another kind of historical tragedy, originating in the conviction that history has no
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Cecilia
Jun 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is really good criticism. Granted, I don't read a lot of Shakespeare criticism, but when I do a play from now on, I'll be going back to this well thought out book.

Kott suggests that most all of Shakespeare's plays boil down to the march of history and the succession of power. As usurpers kill to take the thrown, upset the order of the kingdom and are ultimately brought down by another usurper, who, at the time, is saving the kingdom from an unjust king, but in order to climb the stairs of
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John steppling
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Remains essential reading if you want to think seriously about the theatre. I'm always sort of surprised there are any complaints about Kott, for this re-invented shakespeare and in some ways modern theatre. Perhaps only ted hughes book on WS and some of Berryman come close. (Bloom is the kitsch version of serious thought on WS). Also a model of how to explain the intersect of politics, history, and art. ...more
Tom Delise
Oct 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shakespeare
Yeah, I know this is supposed to be such an influential book in the area of Shakespeare study and production -- influenced Peter Brook's famous white box production of Midsummer Night's Dream and other productions, but I really didn't think it was all that. But then again, what do I really know? I guess I should read it again, but somehow I can't make myself do that. ...more
Ronaldparlato
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short, excellent compendium of criticism of all Shakespeare's plays. Without the literary references and complex insights of Harold Bloom (the best), it explains in simple language the author's take on Shakespeare's plays. ...more
Alan
excellent - although I read it in the seventies, I wonder how contemporary it would be now?
Nora
Jun 17, 2007 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I read pieces of this in Grad School, but I feel like I should probably read the whole thing. Soon-ish.
Evan Fillon
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written, insightful, provocative.
Val
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
I continue to go to this book whenever I pick up Shakespeare. Plays by chapter. Not comprehensive of Shakespeare's works, but each chapter is a jewel.
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cassie
Nov 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
kott's classic essays on shakespeare's classic plays. a match made in literary heaven? i think maybe so. ...more
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