Note: William Shakespeare (1564-1964)

William Shakespeare has always been reverendly admired in Belarusian literary circles. Even before the revocation of the Imperial Ukaze forbidding the use of the Belarusian language, the works of the great English poet were widely known and read in Polish and Russian translations. Since that time, however, several translations of Shakespeare have been printed in Belarusian, and his plays are now a regular feature in the repertoire of all the major city theatres. His translators include such well-known literary figures as Ju. Haūruk, Uł. Duboūka, I. Siamižon, V. Volski, K. Krapiva, A. Zvonak and Uł. Sachavec...