A Paper by Ms. Mori Nakatani, Entitled “Style Creation through the Translation of Hamlet by Tsuneari Fukuda,” Has Been Published in Shakespeare Journal
A paper by Ms. Mori Nakatani (Program-Specific Research Fellow), entitled “Style Creation through the Translation of Hamlet by Tsuneari Fukuda,” has been published in Shakespeare Journal by the Shakespeare Society of Japan (Vol. 7, March 2021)
The translation and performance of Hamlet by Tsuneari Fukuda (1955) has often been criticized as nothing more than an imitation of performance of Shakespeare’s plays in England. This paper, however, analyzes the process of Fukuda’s exploration and experiment in pursuit of a new style of Japanese dramatic language through the translation process. Based on these considerations, Ms. Nakatani concludes that Fukuda as a translator opened up two-way negotiations between Shakespeare’s English and modern Japanese by recognizing the formal differences between the two languages and presenting the possibility of translation as an experimental and creative field.