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Lectures by Dr William Johnson

Playing around with Sakuntala: Translating Sanskrit drama for performance

Majewski Lecture
18 May 2006

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.

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