First Hebrew Shakespeare Translations: A Bilingual Edition and Commentary (Hardcover)

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This pioneering book is the first bilingual analysis of Isaac Edward Salkinson’s nineteenth-century translations into Hebrew of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Lily Kahn shows how Salkinson’s translations are replete with biblical, rabbinic, and medieval Hebrew textual references. The volume includes the full Hebrew texts of both plays alongside a complete English back-translation and paired with Kahn’s commentary examining the array of Hebrew sources and allusions that Salkinson incorporates. The edition also contains an introduction to Jewish reception of Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe and a survey of Salkinson’s biography and his translation strategies. 

About the Author


Lily Kahn is reader in Hebrew and Jewish langauage at UCL.  


Product Details
ISBN: 9781911307990
ISBN-10: 1911307991
Publisher: UCL Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2018
Pages: 550
Language: English