[A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Life and Death of King John.] [Cover Title: Arany János Shakspere Fordításai.] A szent-iván éji álom. Hamlet, dán királyfi. János király.). William Shakespeare, János Arany.
[A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Life and Death of King John.] [Cover Title: Arany János Shakspere Fordításai.] A szent-iván éji álom. Hamlet, dán királyfi. János király.)
[A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Life and Death of King John.] [Cover Title: Arany János Shakspere Fordításai.] A szent-iván éji álom. Hamlet, dán királyfi. János király.)
Early Hungarian Editions of Shakespeare

[A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; The Life and Death of King John.] [Cover Title: Arany János Shakspere Fordításai.] A szent-iván éji álom. Hamlet, dán királyfi. János király.)

Budapest: Ráth Mór, 1884. First edition (in this form). In publisher’s green cloth, with ornate spine and front panel. Ribbon marker. [2], [I]–XI, [1], [1]–106; [2], [I]–VII, [1], [1]–208; [2], [I]–VII, [1], [1]–133, [1] p. Pages yellowed, due to aging. Otherwise in fine condition.

1. A szent-iván éji álom [A Midsummer Night's Dream]. Third edition. This is the first Hungarian translation directly from English. Arany completed the translation in 1863, the play was premiered in 1864 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The translation was first published in the same year in the first volume of Shakspeare szinművei (Shakespeare’s Plays; published between 1867 and 1878). Arany made an earlier translation after Christoph Martin Wieland’s German translation, but that was never published.

2. Hamlet, dán királyfi [The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]. Third edition. Although Hamlet was the first Shakespeare play to be translated into Hungarian, already in the late 18th century, the first poetic translation, directly from English by János Arany, was completed and published only in 1867, as the eighth volume of Shakspeare szinművei. The tragedy was first translated into Hungarian by Ferenc Kazinczy (Kassa, 1790), after Ludwig Schröder’s German translation. The first prosaic translation directly from English was made by Péter Vajda in 1839, whose text was popular in the theatres however it has never appeared in print.

3. János király [The Life and Death of King John]. Second edition. This is the first Hungarian translation of the play, and it was first published in 1867, as the fourteenth volume of Shakspeare szinművei.

.

Price: €700.00

See all items in First edition, Literature
See all items by ,