Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth Discussion Questions

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Stoppard devoted Cahoot's Macbeth to his Czechoslovakian friend, Pavel Kohout, whose own plays were censored during the 1970s. Read one of Kohout's censored plays, and compare it to Cahoot's Macbeth, paying particular attention to how each play acts as political commentary.

Choose another era in history when a region experienced literary censorship for political reasons. Research the history and outcome of this dispute, and write a short biography about one of the literary leaders who was censored.

Research the history behind Czechoslovakia's split into the Czech and Slovak Republics. How did both cultures react to this political divide? Compare the two cultures as they exist today, paying particular attention to any artistic and political issues.

Trace the history of communism back to its origins. Using your research, create a timeline that details the major events in the history of communism, and explain how these events affected...

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