Early Modern texts from the diverse worlds and traditions of Iberia are littered with a riotous range of poetic structures, which are continually fleshed out by characters sharing rhymes, and given some added colour through raunchy rhetoric. These textual realities provide plenty of torturous delight for the translator, but it also means there is a great deal at stake, and a raft of creative solutions has to be mobilised to ferry meaning across to an audience.
This workshop will bring together a collection of theatrical texts from the Early Modern Castilian, Catalan, and Galician traditions (alongside translations), as well as texts from the English and Scots traditions. Exercises will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring along their own texts and translations.
Pictured: the cast of The Therapist, Out of the Wings 2021.