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May 29, 2012 Posted by Stebos in Articles

Stage Directions in Translation: George Bernard Shaw and the Italian Versions of the Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant

My article "Le didascalie tradotte alla prova: George Bernard Shaw e le versioni italiane dei Plays Pleasant e Unpleasant” (“Stage Directions in Translation: George Bernard Shaw and the Italian Versions of the Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant)" has appeared in the Italian translation studies journal Testo a fronte. Here I carefully analyze several Italian translations and point out their more or less successful strategies employed to render Shaw's extremely detailed stage directions. I also trace some translations back to previous translations and expose a few cases of plagiarism.