Uruguayan Theatre in Translation
Theory and Practice

Sophie Stevens

Transcript 15

Legenda

8 October 2022  •  212pp

ISBN: 978-1-781883-11-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-781883-14-3 (paperback, forthcoming)

ISBN: 978-1-781883-17-4 (JSTOR ebook)

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Uruguayan theatre is receiving increased attention in the UK and, having contributed new translations and scholarship to this field, Sophie Stevens here examines Uruguayan theatre in motion, through translation, as an innovative and creative way of engaging with national theatre. Focussing on six major plays and playwrights with international appeal and significance, although they are not yet widely known in the UK, the study contextualises these works and proposes effective theoretical and practical frameworks for translating theatre.

The volume includes three performance-ready translations:

The Library/La biblioteca by Carlos Maggi

Dancing Alone Every Night/Bailando sola cada noche by Raquel Diana

Ready or Not/Punto y coma by Estela Golovchenko

Sophie Stevens is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her research project investigates the work of Latin American women dramatists in order to explore links between activism, performance, digital networking and translation.

Reviews:

  • ‘A welcome and much needed contribution to Uruguayan theatre studies and translation... Stevens’ translations are thoughtfully crafted, beautifully articulated, clear, and amply tested for the stage. They reveal the careful and meticulous work of a researcher who has investigated thoroughly the context, formal aspects of language use, rhetorical devices, and style of the target text in collaboration with playwrights, actors, directors, scholars and students in workshops, rehearsals, table readings and seminars. Virtually unknown to most English audiences, the translated plays included in this book are true gems and will be of great interest to theater scholars, students, and practitioners. Through juxtaposing analysis and translation of theater in one study, Stevens pioneers dialogue between the fields of Uruguayan theater and translation studies in a book that will hold great appeal to theater scholars, translators, students and practitioners.’The Mercurian 14 November 2023
  • ‘Overall, this book is exemplary in offering insight into the decisions made by translators alongside directors, playwrights, and actors. The focus on praxis and self-reflection constitutes a novel and creative way of engaging with Uruguayan theatre as both national and transnational. The practical and theoretical considerations proposed by Stevens will be of use to translators, dramatists, and theatre scholars alike.’ — Cara Levey, Modern Language Review 2024, 119.1, 167-69 (full text online)

Contents:

ix-xii
Acknowledgements
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1-20
Introduction: Uruguayan Theatre in London
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21-48
Frames of Analysis for Theatre Translation: A Dramaturgical Study of M’hijo el dotor and La biblioteca
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49-90
The Library by Carlos Maggi
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91-116
Conceptualising Distance and Proximity in Theatre Translation: Analysing Afterlife in Pedro y el capitán and Bailando sola cada noche
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117-134
Dancing Alone Every Night by Raquel Diana
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135-158
Form and Theatre Translation: Analysing the Folkloric in El Herrero y la Muerte and Flashbacks in Punto y coma
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159-182
Ready or Not by Estela Golovchenko
Sophie Stevens
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183-190
Conclusion: the Role of the Theatre Translator: Interpret, Intervene, Instruct
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191-196
Bibliography
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197-200
Index
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Bibliography entry:

Stevens, Sophie, Uruguayan Theatre in Translation: Theory and Practice, Transcript, 15 (Legenda, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 Sophie Stevens, Uruguayan Theatre in Translation: Theory and Practice, Transcript, 15 (Legenda, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Stevens, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Stevens, Sophie. 2022. Uruguayan Theatre in Translation: Theory and Practice, Transcript, 15 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Stevens 2022: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Stevens 2022: 21.

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