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From Iron Curtain to velvet curtain? Peter Brook’s Hamlet and the origins of British-Soviet cultural relations during the Cold War.

Davies, Sarah (2018) 'From Iron Curtain to velvet curtain? Peter Brook’s Hamlet and the origins of British-Soviet cultural relations during the Cold War.', Contemporary European history., 27 (4). pp. 601-626.

Abstract

The article assesses the significance of the Moscow tour of Peter Brook's Hamlet. It considers how far the tour succeeded in overcoming the symbolic iron curtain by examining what Hamlet meant for contemporaries on both sides of the political divide. It argues that the Hamlet tour served at once to perpetuate and undermine the divisions between East and West, confirming Iriye's observation that on one level the Cold War intensified antagonism between states, while on another it helped to foster the growth of internationalist sentiment.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1017/s0960777318000395
Publisher statement:This article has been published in a revised form in Contemporary European History https://doi.org/10.1017/s0960777318000395. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press 2018.
Date accepted:31 October 2017
Date deposited:26 January 2018
Date of first online publication:23 July 2018
Date first made open access:26 January 2018

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