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Question #29467 posted on 10/13/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

so is it possible to translate Shakespeare into another language...say spanish?

- Shakespearean student n' lovin' it

A: Dear Studiously Shakesperean,

Most definitely. Check out this web site for a whole list of info on Shakespeare in Spanish. A bunch of the links are broken, but there's still some good stuff there.

And along the top you can see info on Shakespeare translations in Europe, including such languages as Basque, Czech, Gaelic, Icelandic, Maltese, and Welsh. That's pretty cool.

-Laser Jock
A: Dear ssnli,

I highly recommend Douglas Hofstadter's Le Ton Beau de Marot, which is a book about the problems involved in translating poetry into a foreign language. (Don't let the title fool you; it's in English.)

- Katya

P.S. To add to Laser Jock's list, you can even buy Hamlet in Klingon. No joke.