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Translation, politics, the actor : translation of the musical "Cabaret"

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Translation, politics, the actor : translation of the musical "Cabaret"

Shestakov, Tatyana (2005) Translation, politics, the actor : translation of the musical "Cabaret". Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis is dedicated to theatre translation. The main aspects of my research are: the relationship between the translated text and the final production and the similarities which exist between the tasks of the translator and the actor in the process of creation of the theatre text and the final production. I intend to prove that the translator's/actor's erudition, creative project and horizon, and the perception of the target audience often dictate changes performed in the theatre text, which can to some extent reflect the political and social situation of the target society. To illustrate my ideas, I will use the musical "Cabaret" as the corpus of my research. I will analyze its different versions in the source country: America and then in two target societies: Germany and Quebec. Using the English and the German texts, I will prove that in the practice of the modern theatre the actor's influence on the original and translated texts can be quite significant and at the same time justified by his (or her) contextual knowledge, project and awareness of his (or her) target audience. I will also insist on the importance of the understanding of the particularity of the theatre text as opposed to the non-theatre one, because the "oral publication" of the text, that is the theatre production dictates different laws of analysis and perception.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Études françaises
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Shestakov, Tatyana
Pagination:ix, 119 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Département d'études françaises
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Simon, Sherry
ID Code:8336
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:22
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:22
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