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Europe on Stage Translation and Theatre

by Professor Gunilla M. Anderman

Europe on Stage Translation and Theatre Synopsis

For any play originating in a different culture and society to be favourably received in English translation, timing and other factors of reception are often as important as the purely linguistic aspects. This book focuses on the problems of reception and translation into English encountered by European playwrights now regularly staged at British theatres such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Brecht, Anouilh, Lorca and Pirandello, among others. Introduced by discussions highlighting different approaches to translation in general and the difficulties inherent in the translation of drama in particular, the book concludes by looking at what is lost in translation and the means by which adaptations and new versions may help to restore the balance.

Europe on Stage Translation and Theatre Press Reviews

Invaluably enlightening - The Independent Anyone interested in theatre today will value Professor Anderman's book as a reference source as well as a rich and enjoyable commentary on modern European theatre - The Linguist

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840022209
Publication date: 1st May 2005
Author: Professor Gunilla M. Anderman
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 216 pages
Categories: Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Translation & interpretation,

About Professor Gunilla M. Anderman

Gunilla Anderman was Professor of Translation Studies at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Surrey, UK. She lectured on the under- as well as postgraduate programmes of translation. A professional translator of drama with translations of the plays staged in the UK, USA and South Africa, she was the author of Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre (2005).

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