Wednesday, 10 June 2009

theatre translation talk, City University, London

Received from City University, London today:

We'd be delighted to see translators, and those interested in the field of translation, at our forthcoming public lecture on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 6.30pm.

In the lecture, titled "All the World's a Stage: translation for the theatre", translator and actor William Gregory will cover some of the specific challenges faced by the translator when translating theatre texts.

These include the highly collaborative nature of theatre, the many purposes for which translation of plays are commissioned, the problem of 'performability' and the polemic over so-called 'literal' translations.

William will also talk briefly about the theatre translation industry in the UK today and encourage translators who think theatre may not be a field for them to see it as an area worth exploring.

Find out more and book a place online at

Centre for Language Studies
City University London

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