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Description - Found in Translation by J. Michael Walton

In considering the practice and theory of translating Classical Greek plays into English from a theatrical perspective, Found in Translation, first published in 2006, also addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. The history of translating classical tragedy and comedy, here fully investigated, demonstrates how through the ages translators have, wittingly or unwittingly, appropriated Greek plays and made them reflect socio-political concerns of their own era. Chapters are devoted to topics including verse and prose, mask and non-verbal language, stage directions and subtext and translating the comic. Among the plays discussed as 'case studies' are Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Euripides' Medea and Alcestis. The book concludes with a consideration of the boundaries between 'translation' and 'adaptation', followed by an appendix of every translation of Greek tragedy and comedy into English from the 1550s to the present day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521861106
ISBN-10: 0521861101
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Drama at Hull University.

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