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Europe on Stage Translation and Theatre by Professor Gunilla M. Anderman


Europe on Stage Translation and Theatre by Professor Gunilla M. Anderman

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.


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

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st May 2005


Professor Gunilla M. Anderman

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Oberon Books Ltd


216 pages


Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Translation & interpretation



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