DIDASKALIA

VOLUME I #3 AUGUST 1994

Translating for the Stage II

Translating is something which all of us from classics backgrounds have had to do, if only to convince an instructor that we understand the structure of a Greek or Latin sentence. Translating for the stage is another matter entirely. In a classroom, one can translate Medea's olola (704) as 'I am in a state of having been utterly destroyed.' No actor would be caught dead saying it. The features in this issue represent a selection of words which actors have said and audiences have heard, and of approaches to translation when performance is the goal. In some cases, translation flows into adaptation, and beyond; the Brazilian Os Sete Contra Tebas described in Ricardo Montenegro's piece is a translation of spirit, not words. The principle which unites these very different scripts and productions is that of playability, an awareness that the words have to work on the stage. [ Read more ]...

Allen, Christopher, 'Theatre and Translation: English translations of Antigone'

Davis, Richard E., 'Creating Clytemnestra

Goetsch, Sallie, 'Translating Philoctetes--with help from the actors'

Montenegro, Ricardo, 'Os Sete Contra Tebas'

Ruden, Sarah, 'Translating Aristophanes' Lysistrata: Problems, Prospects, Prominently Pronged Protagonists'

Theater Reviews

Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris in Perugia, Italy
Caterina Barone

XXXIII Cycle of Classical Performances at Syracuse, Sicily
Caterina Barone

Ben Cohen's Orpheus and Eurydice in Ann Arbor, MI
Dana D. Buck

Caryl Churchill's Thyestes in Manchester, UK
Antony G. Keen

Manuel Fernandes' Hippolyta in San Diego, CA
Marianne McDonald

Euripides' Medea in New York City
Marianne McDonald

Debbie Falb's Impossible Things Before Breakfast (an adaptation of Euripides' Medea) in Telluride, Colorado
Marianne McDonald

'Frolicking Frogs Rap in Capetown'
Margaret Mezzabotta

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