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Translating LifeStudies in Transpositional Aesthetics$
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Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236740

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314285

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Translation in the Theatre I: Directing as Translating

Translation in the Theatre I: Directing as Translating

(p.387) Translation in the Theatre I: Directing as Translating
Translating Life

Sir Peter Hall

Liverpool University Press

This chapter presents an interview with Peter Hall, conducted on June 3, 1997. Hall talks about translation in the theatre and the kind of relationship he expects to have with a person who translates the work of a non-living author, adaptation of a classic, how a director engages with a dramatic text and brings it to life on stage, and the notion of speakability as the supreme quality of a dramatic translation. He also explains how the translator turns into a kind of surrogate author, the role of the translator in the rehearsal process, and whether a translator ideally should have the kind of relationship with designers the way a director might.

Keywords:   Peter Hall, interview, translation, theatre, adaptation, director, speakability, translator, designers, rehearsal

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