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Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age

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by David Johnston
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Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age by David Johnston

'David Johnston has a feel for Spanish and English like that of a lover; he's a poet and a man of the theatre, but most importantly he's also a contemporary of Lope, Tirso and Calderón. There's no other way of explaining the vivid translations he has written.' Juan Mayorga

What this book most definitely is not is yet another academic discussion of Lope de Vega, Calderón and their contemporaries, divorced from any understanding of what makes these plays work so brilliantly on our stages. Instead it is a leading contemporary translator's account of why these plays deserve to assume their rightful place in our performance repertoire, firmly set within the demands and opportunities of how our theatre works. In a way it is the story of a love affair between a translator and a dramatic tradition whose riches are only now becoming apparent to theatre audiences; but it is also an exploration of the ways in which translation itself takes plays that are distant from us in time and space and makes them real and visible in terms of our own experience and our contemporary sensibilities.To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 104
Size: 284 KB
Publisher: Oberon Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781783195350 (DRM-EPUB)

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