Dr. Kareen Seidler
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Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler (eds), Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet: Der Bestrafte Brudermord and Romio und Julieta in Translation. Early Modern German Shakespeare. The Arden Shakespeare (Bloomsbury, 2020).


Kareen Seidler, translation of primary and secondary texts in Images d'action. Claude-François Ménestrier's Theoretical Writings on Festivals and Performing Arts: Translation and Commentary, ed. Jan Lazardzig, Annette Kappeler, Nicola Gess (2018)


Kareen Seidler, transl., extracts of Romio und Julieta in Romeo and Juliet, ed. Gordon McMullan (Norton Critical Editions, 2016)


Kareen Seidler, "Kunst über alle Künste, ein bös Weib gut zu machen – Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew auf der deutschen Wanderbühne" in Das Theater des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Amsterdam German Studies (2015)


Kareen Seidler, "Adapting Shakespeare for the seventeenth-century German Wanderbühne", Forum Modernes Theater (2010)


Kareen Seidler, Review of Romeo and Juliet, ed. by René Weis (2012), Editionen in der Kritik VI (2013)


Kareen Klein, "Romio und Julieta – A case study of an early German Shakespeare adaptation", Shakespeare Jahrbuch 147 (2011)

Kareen Klein Shk Jhb 2011.pdf
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Kareen Klein, "Paris, Romio and Julieta: Seventeenth-Century German Shakespeare" in Shakespeare and His Collaborators over the Centuries, ed. by Pavel Drábek et al. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008)

Conference Papers


July 2017        European Shakespeare Research Association in Gdansk.

                             Paper given: "Romio und Julieta: Seventeenth-Century German Shakespeare on the Page and on the Stage"


Feb 2013         Das Theater des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit in Amsterdam.

Paper given: "Kunst über alle Künste, ein bös Weib gut zu machen: Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew auf der deutschen Wanderbühne"


May 2012       Theater Without Borders in Wolfenbüttel.

Invited speaker, paper given: "Two playtexts both alike in dignity: Romio und Julieta and Der Bestrafte Brudermord"


April 2012      Shakespeare Association of America in Boston

Paper given: "Der Bestrafte Brudermord and other Hamlets"


July 2011        World Shakespeare Congress in Prague.

Paper given: "Romio und Julieta and Der Bestrafte Brudermord: Shakespeare's plays in early modern Germany


June 2010       Medieval and Early Modern Authorship in Geneva.

Paper given: "Re-contextualizing authorship, adaptation and translation for seventeenth-century German Shakespeare"


June 2010       Summer Seminar “Communicating Culture in Early Modern Europe” of the MakingPublics Project in Montréal.

                                  Paper given: "Communicating Shakespeare and theatre culture from England to Germany in the seventeenth century"



Nov. 2009      European Shakespeare Research Association in Pisa.

Paper given: "Performing Shakespeare on the seventeenth-century German



Sep. 2009       British Shakespeare Association in London.

                                Paper given: "Early German Shakespeare"


March 2009   Masaryk University in Brno

Paper given: "Editing Early German Shakespeare"


Oct. 2008        Women and the Theatre in Geneva

Paper given: "Lost in Adaptation: Ophelia in Fratricide Punished"


June 2008       British Graduate Shakespeare Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Paper given: "Editing Early German Shakespeare"


June 2007       Medieval and Early Modern English Texts and Contexts in Lausanne.

Paper given: "To Be or Not To Be Hamlet: Fratricide Punished and its textual origins"


May 2006       Medieval and Early Modern English Texts and Contexts in Geneva.

Paper given: "Der Bestrafte Brudermord – An Example of Early German Shakespearean



Feb. 2006       Shakespeare and his Collaborators over the Centuries in Brno.

                               Paper given: "Paris, Romio and Julieta – Seventeenth-Century German Shakespeare"


Sept. 2005      British Shakespeare Association in Newcastle.

Paper given: "Shakespeare's 'Bad' Women on Stage"


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