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Translating Curculio for Stage



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Personaggi in scena : il parasitus
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Titus Maccius Plautus; Curculio; theatre translation
Description The paper presented the first Czech translation of Plautus’ Curculio, a co-joint work of students and scholars from Masaryk University, Czech Republic, which arose from collaboration of specialists in Classical Theatre and Classical Philology. The aim was to create a text suitable both for theatrical staging and silent reading. The performative qualities of the translation were tested in a student production premiered in January 2018. Firstly, the Czech tradition of translating Plautus is introduced together with the assessment of their potential translatorial slips and drawbacks. Then, the current project is presented and several strategies, that the authors used have while translating and staging the play, are illustrated by examples.
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