The Languages of Theatre

The Languages of Theatre

Problems in the Translation and Transposition of Drama

1st Edition - June 1, 1980

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  • Editor: O. Zuber
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297996

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This book focuses on the various problems in the verbal and nonverbal translation and tranposition of drama from one language and cultural background into another and from the text on to the stage. It covers a range of previously unpublished essays specifically written on translation problems unique to drama, by playwrights and literary translators as well as theorists, scholars and teachers of drama and translation studies


Students and researchers of applied linguistics, translation studies, comparative literature, drama, theatre studies and literary theory

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Verbal and non-verbal communication, R. Gostand

    Rooted in different places, A. Buzo

    On the open stage, D. Hewett

    Translation, adaptation and interpretation of dramatic texts, F.H. Link

    Transcending culture, V.C.H. Ooi

    Audience aids for non-literary allusions?, E.O. Fink

    Hazards of adaptation: Anouilh's Antigone in English, I. Reid

    Problems of propriety and authenticity in translating modern drama, O.D. Zuber

    Henrik Ibsen in English translation, M.B. Akerholt

    Problems in translating Sean O'Casey's drama Juno and the Paycock into German, U. Venneberg

    Translation: changing the code: Soyinka's ironic aetiology, A. Lefevere

    The synchronic Salome, M. Gaddis Rose

    Translating literature/translated literature - The state of the art, A. Lefevere

Product details

  • No. of pages: 191
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: June 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297996

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O. Zuber

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Griffith University, Australia

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