Early Modern Iphigenias and Practice Research

Di Martino, Giovanna and Baudou, Estel (2023) Early Modern Iphigenias and Practice Research. In: Translating Ancient Greek Drama in Early Modern Europe: Theory and Practice (15th–16th Centuries). Trends in Classics – Pathways of Reception . De Gryuter. ISBN 9783110719185, 9783110718652

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The chapter presents the results of two performance workshops which explore parts of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis in three translations of the play: Thomas Sébillet’s Iphigénie (1549), Lodovico Dolce’s Ifigenia (1551), and Lady Jane Lumley’s The Tragedie of Euripides called Iphigeneia (ca. 1557). The performing process herein designed relies on actors selecting turning points in the texts and matching words with bodily movements. The theatrical exercises proposed in the workshops serve to investigate the power dynamics between the characters and its evolution within the scene, the place and function of the chorus, and the situation - whether intimate or public - envisaged in the dramaturgy of each translation. Through investigating drama translation via performance practice, this chapter aims at widening the very meaning of drama translation, demonstrating that it is necessarily part of, and heavily relies on, a wider dramaturgical process.

Keywords:Classical reception, Greek Tragedy, Translation, Practice as Research
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q900 Others in Linguistics, Classics and related subjects
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:55417
Deposited On:02 Aug 2023 08:23

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