Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

Translation, Poetics, and the Stage : Six French Hamlets

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This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation, takes into account how a translation functions in the receiving culture. The case studies of successive translations of "Hamlet" in France from the eighteenth century neoclassical version of Jean-Francois Ducis to the 20th-century Lacanian, post-structuralist stage production of Daniel Mesguich show the translator at work. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the changing theatrical and literary norms to which translators through the ages have been bound by the expectations both of their audiences and the literary more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 9.91mm | 331g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138986054
  • 9781138986053
  • 1,774,038

Table of contents

Preface Introduction: A Cultural Model of Translation 1. Jean-Francois Ducis' Hamlet, Tragedie imitee de l'Anglois: A Neoclassical Tragedy? 2. Alexandre Dumas and Paul Meurice's Hamlet, Prince de Danemark: Translation as an Exercise in Power 3. Marcel Schwob and Eugene Morand's La Tragique Histoire d'Hamlet: A Folkloric Prose Translation 4. The Blank Verse Shall Halt For't: Andre Gide's La Tragedie d'Hamlet 5. Yves Bonnefoy's La Tragedie d'Hamlet: An Allegorical Translation 6. Theatre as Translation/Translation as Theatre: Shakespeare's Hamlet by the Theatre du Miroir. Concluding Remarks. Appendix: Table of Selected Hamlet Productionsshow more