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Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare

In the following paragraphs, we reproduce some excerpts from the book "Tan Rafael Squirru!" (So Rafael Squirru!) by Eloisa Squirru, where the author talks with her father about Shakespeare and his work: “And the editions of Shakespeare? They occupied ten complete shelves! I was glancing through your translations of The Tempest and Hamlet: rather than translating them into Spanish from Spain, you translated the latter into Argentine Spanish.” “That is what I wanted: to translate it into a Spanish that is truly ours, Argentine, using “vos” instead of “tú” as the informal form of address, using everyday language. Perhaps it is for this reason that they do not dare staging it even Kive Staiff confessed that it was too avant-garde...” “Liberti’s illustrations are original. They have their own strength. They almost seem to transcend the purpose of illustrating...” “This topic of illustration is definitely an interesting one. To be inspired by Hamlet or by any of the great classics without falling into mere illustration is truly an extraordinary feat, and Liberti is able to do it. He maintains his artistic autonomy above and beyond all other references to the topic of inspiration. It is also curious that without knowing it, Liberti created images that coincide almost literally to the same passages of Hamlet that had inspired Delacroix.” “¿Guess what I found inside a copy of the book?” I read him the letter from Professor Shaw of the School of Hispanic Studies of Edinburgh University which I found in one of the few remaining copies of Hamlet:

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Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare (English Version)  

Rafael Squirru translated three of William Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet. His translations were illustrated...

Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare (English Version)  

Rafael Squirru translated three of William Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet. His translations were illustrated...

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