Journal article

Translation and performance in an era of global asymmetries

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Publication Details

Author list: Fleishman M; Bala S

Publisher: Routledge

Publication year: 2019

Journal: South African Theatre Journal

Volume number: 32

Start page: 1

End page: 5

Total number of pages: 5

ISSN: 1013-7548

eISSN: 2163-7660



The articles in this special issue, and another that will follow in the next issue, arise from a three-year research project that brought together researchers and practitioners of theatre and performance from South Africa, India and the Netherlands to focus on translation and performance, particularly in a context of global power asymmetries and discontinuities. The project was generously funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa with additional funding from the University of Cape Town, the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies and the Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis. The focus in the project was not so much translation in the linguistic sense, in which it is most commonly understood (although it did not ignore this aspect either). Rather, the focus was on translation in its root sense of ‘a carrying over’ across a much broader range of semiotic, sensory and inter-subjective forms and practices, including the conveying of gestures, styles, dramaturgy, and genres, moving across media, historical periods, cultural contexts and physical spaces.


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