Page extent: 384
ISBN: 9781840022209
Binding: PaperBack

Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre

Gunilla Andermann

PaperBack (18 May 2005)
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 adaptions and new versions may help to restore the balance.

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ISBN13 9781840022209
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 384


“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