Theatre in German, and especially that in Austria, is known for its critical spirit, which is often reflected in a transgressional use of language. Needless to say, this adds to the difficulty of producing a suitable translation, but also adds a complimentary satisfaction for the translator who manages to produce a target text in which these transgressions are made plausible. In this article, I outline my personal experience in this field using examples from four works by Werner Schwab, Elfriede Jelinek and Händl Klaus, three of the most notable Austrian authors in recent decades; whose work has been performed in Catalan theatres.
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 2012|
- Austrian contemporary theatre
- Elfriede Jelinek
- Händl Klaus
- Language distortions
- Theatrical translation
- Werner Schwab