The Translatability of the Religious Dimension in Shakespeare from Page to Stage, from West to East: With Reference to The Merchant of Venice in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

The Translatability of the Religious Dimension in Shakespeare from Page to Stage, from West to East: With Reference to The Merchant of Venice in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

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ISBN-13: 9781532638152
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jenny Wong has taught translation and interpretation at universities in China, including at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, at Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong, at United International College in Zhuhai, and elsewhere. She is the founder of the Society for English Learning Through Biblical Literature, SELBL (www.selbl.org), a non-profit organization that promotes the cultural significance of the Bible among international students.

Table of Contents

Lists of Illustrations and Tables vii

Foreword ix

Acknowledgements xi

Preface xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 History of Effects: Historical Overview of the Treatment of the Religious Dimension since the Early Twentieth Century 40

3 Case Studies of The Merchant of Venice in Mainland China 94

Weinisi Shangren ($$$): the First Shakespearean Drama in China after the Cultural Revolution in 1980 94

For the Heiress' Hand ($$$) in 2007 in Guangzhou, a Cantonese Operatic Version of The Merchant of Venice 114

Shylock ($$$): An Adaptation of The Merchant of Venice in Shanghai in 2010 134

4 Case Studies of The Merchant of Venice in Hong Kong 149

5 The Merchant of Venice in Taiwan-Bond in 2009 186

6 The World behind the Text-Pre-understanding of Directors and Translators 212

7 The Problems of Translating the Religious Language in Plays 245

Bibliography 279

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