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[xmca] LSV on Hamlet
Can someone help me resolve what seems to be an inconsistency regarding LSV's writing on Hamlet?
Andy's invaluable website contains several chapters of the Psychology of Art, including chapter 8 on Hamlet. It notes that this book was published in 1925 but adds that it was written in 1917.
And Kotik-Friedgut and Friedgut (2008) say that LSV's "graduation thesis," titled "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, by William Shakespeare,” was later included in his The Psychology of Art. This thesis was written, they add, when LSV studied in Moscow at both Moscow University and Shaniavsky Free University. That was from 1913 to 1917.
But Van der Veer (2007) has it that while LSV wrote two versions of his masters thesis with this title, the first version in Gomel in Aug-Sept 1915, the second in Moscow in Feb-Mar 1916, it was LSV's *doctoral* thesis which became part of The Psychology of Art, which he wrote while confined to bed in 1925.
[Van der Veer, Rene (2007). Lev Vygotsky: Continuum Library of Educational Thought. Continuum. ISBN 0-8264-8409-3.]
So, two questions. First, which of these accounts is more accurate? And, second, if the masters thesis is not what appears in The Psychology of Art, is it available anywhere in English?
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