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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. 3. Part 2. P. 34-39.
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Kukushkina Evgeniya Sergeevna
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Abstract. The article aims to identify the signs of involvement in the Western cultural tradition and to show the specificity of its perception by the material of the earliest Malay play. Relying on the analysis the author concludes on great importance of Shakespeares creative work for Malay dramatist and emphasizes the specificity of its interpretation in the local cultural context. Shakespeare translations and productions in the municipal theatre bangsawan contributed greatly to Malaysian dramaturgy formation and introduced Shakespeare specific interpretation.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , history of Malaysian literature, Malaysian dramaturgy, Western influence on Malaysian literature, Shakespeare translations into Malay, bangsawan theatre.
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