chapter  10
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Czech Hamlets of the twentieth century

Every production of Hamlet assays the talents of its creators and the temper of its times. It may also reveal its creators’ relative preoccupation with artistic forms or with social issues, or even the creators’ specific philosophic or ideological outlook on the immediate world they inhabit. The following exploration of representative Czech productions of Hamlet from the turn of the century until the 1990s provides, moreover, a special view of the collaborative work among many of the actors, directors, and designers previously encountered in the separate chapters of this book.1