Dramaturgy and Translation

  • Autumn 2014
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • BA Drama (third-year drama course, convenor)

This module investigates questions around the areas of theatre writing, adaptation and translation–both single authored playwriting and collaborative work—through practical application and critical analysis. Students are encouraged to engage in dramaturgy, individually and in groups, as a way of interrogating decisions made by previous writers. Cultural transposition, tone, texture, idiom, linguistic immediacy, reception theory, performance shape and performance history are focused on as dramatic texts are read, discussed, reworked and recreated.