Raees as Macbeth-A transcultural adaptation



  • Sundas Shafiq Department of English and Literary Studies Institute of Liberal Arts University of Management and Technology C-II, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nadia Anwar Department of English and Literary Studies Institute of Liberal Arts University of Management and Technology C-II, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan


adaptation theory, adaptation, canonical texts, indigenization, transcultural


Literary adaptation is a process, which reproduces the pre-existent literary piece of work into a series of altering characters, settings, actions, and storylines. Adaptations of canonical texts of great authors such as Shakespeare had won the universal dignity. By using Hutcheon’s adaptation theory, this research aimed to scrutinize the impact of the transcultural adaptations of Macbeth as Raees by Government College University Dramatic Club, Lahore. The reception of Shakespeare as the manifestation of the British culture involved many social, cultural, and political factors that were analyzed in this research by using Hutcheon’s concept of "indigenization" (2103:150). I had collected data from source texts, scripts, articles, interviews, observations, questionnaires, and group discussions. The Government College University Dramatic Club, Lahore team made the variations in the text to make it appropriate to the native/local culture. These variations were significant in making the transcultural adaptation as a success in the native culture.


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How to Cite

Shafiq, S., & Anwar, N. (2020). Raees as Macbeth-A transcultural adaptation. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 6(4), 6–15. https://doi.org/10.21744/ijllc.v6n4.901