The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how linguistic and translation issues have always been Brian Friel’s main concerns. The language question in Ireland is investigated in its multi-faceted implications in the light of Tom Paulin’s pamphlet, A New Look at the Language Question (1985). Friel first dramatises this question in Translations (1980) and then uses translation as a powerful means of intercultural exchange in his Russian play, Three Sisters (1981). According to drama translation theorist Aaltonen, the translation of a foreign dramatic text, as well as its entire production, unavoidably represents a “reaction to the Other” when it is chosen for a performance in another culture. Therefore, Friel’s Three Sisters is seen as an ‘Irish reaction’ to Chekhov’s Russia.

Brian Friel as Linguist, Brian Friel as Drama Translator

RANDACCIO, MONICA
2014-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how linguistic and translation issues have always been Brian Friel’s main concerns. The language question in Ireland is investigated in its multi-faceted implications in the light of Tom Paulin’s pamphlet, A New Look at the Language Question (1985). Friel first dramatises this question in Translations (1980) and then uses translation as a powerful means of intercultural exchange in his Russian play, Three Sisters (1981). According to drama translation theorist Aaltonen, the translation of a foreign dramatic text, as well as its entire production, unavoidably represents a “reaction to the Other” when it is chosen for a performance in another culture. Therefore, Friel’s Three Sisters is seen as an ‘Irish reaction’ to Chekhov’s Russia.
Pubblicato
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Randaccio Brian Friel.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: articolo con frontespizio e indice della rivista
Tipologia: Documento in Versione Editoriale
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 361.5 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
361.5 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11368/2808127
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact