Shakespeare in the Bush
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Though it is a bit of a distraction from the theme of state formation, we can’t mention the Tiv and the work of Paul and Laura Bohannon without mentioning Laura Bohannon’s wonderful story published in 1966 “Shakespeare in the Bush”. Here she relates the problems of telling the story of Hamlet in a completely different cultural context.

You can read the story here:

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