Playing around with Sakuntala: Translating Sanskrit drama for performance

Speaker: Dr William Johnson
Date: May 18, 2006
Time: 13:00

This lecture considers possible strategies for translating the conventions and aesthetic of Sanskrit drama for a modern English-peaking audience. It takes the form of a case study of Dr. Johnson’s own translation of The Recognition of Sakuntala for Oxford World’s Classics, and reflects on some unintended consequences.