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The Role of the Translator: Translating 'Foreign' Performance Cultures

This post show talk considers the role of the translator as cultural mediator.

In conversation with Noah Birksted-Breen, translators Natasha Oxley and William Gregory, and the playwright Gianina Carbunariu consider how the translator can engage with the 'original' theatrical tradition, which the playwright has embedded in the form and style of their playtext. If the play was written for a non-naturalistic theatrical tradition, how can the translator create a text which evokes that non-British performance culture?

To read a transcript of the discussion, click here.

Sarah Grochala