Get Found in Translation: Greek Drama in English PDF

By J. Michael Walton

In contemplating the perform and thought of translating Classical Greek performs into English from a theatrical viewpoint, present in Translation, first released in 2006, additionally addresses the broader problems with moving any piece of theatre from a resource right into a objective language. The historical past of translating classical tragedy and comedy, right here absolutely investigated, demonstrates how during the a long time translators have, wittingly or unwittingly, appropriated Greek performs and made them replicate socio-political issues in their personal period. Chapters are dedicated to subject matters together with verse and prose, masks and non-verbal language, degree instructions and subtext and translating the comedian. one of the performs mentioned as 'case experiences' are Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Euripides' Medea and Alcestis. The e-book concludes with a attention of the bounds among 'translation' and 'adaptation', through an appendix of each translation of Greek tragedy and comedy into English from the 1550s to the current day.

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