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Stoppard's Adaptations of Shakespeare: Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth

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One of the remarkable characteristics of playwright Tom Stoppard is his inimitable talent for borrowing. Entire plots, fragmentary characters, or bits and pieces of dialogue from recognized literary masterpieces-these Stoppard snatches up and reformulates into highly idiocyncratic plays. When we also take into account his debt to Shakespeare's works as well, we begin to understand why Stoppard never has ceased to intrigue his critics.

Comparative Drama is carried by JSTOR and Project MUSE.

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