Untying the Knot: Shakespeare's Sonnets 27 and 144 in Serbian Translations

Jelisaveta Milojević
2014 Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies  
This paper deals with Svetislav Stefanović's interpretation of William Shakespeare's plays in which he presents Shakespeare as a classic of world literature (which at the time was a Eurocentric concept). Analyzing how Shakespeare used different sources for his own plays, Stefanović applies a comparative approach and compares Shakespeare with the Bible and with Greek and Roman authors, as well as with other European writers, such as Goethe and Dostoyevsky. The way Stefanović interpreted
more » ... re is performative because he showed how Shakespeare is a classic of the world literature system, and in doing so, he symbolically included modern Serbian literature in that system, too.
doi:10.18485/bells.2014.6.3 fatcat:cwuepo27svamhgh2kz5mbymktq