Theatrical Translation and Film Adaptation: A Practitioner's View (Topics in Translation Series)

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Most commentaries on translation have focused on narrative and poetry. This book gives centre stage to theatre and to theatrical translators. Phyllis Zatlin bases her observations and practical suggestions not only on previous published studies and her own experience as a translator to English from Spanish and French, but also on responses to questionnaires from theatrical translators in several countries who work in a variety of language pairs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853598326
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Topics in Translation Series , #29
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Zatlin is Professor of Spanish and coordinator of translator training at Rutgers University. She has been associate editor of the journal Estreno, contributing editor of Western European Stages, and general editor of ESTRENO Plays translation series. Her books include Cross-Cultural Approaches to Theatre: The Spanish-French Connection (1994) and The Novels and Plays of Eduardo Manet, an Adventure in Multi-Culturalism (2000).
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Table of Contents

1 In theatrical translation, there is no lack of conflict 1
2 Out of the shadows : the translators speak for themselves 21
3 Networking : collaborative ventures 53
4 Practical approaches to translating theatre 67
5 Variations on the bilingual play text 103
6 Titling and dubbing for stage and screen 123
7 On and off the screen : the many faces of adaptation 150
8 From stage to screen : strategies for film adaptation 169
App Questionnaire for theatrical translators 203
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