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The translation of drama has been an important subfield in the work of literary translators over a long period, since, in Western culture at least, theatrical texts constitute a central part of that culture; the theatre as an institution, after all, along with the plays performed in it, predates the novel by a matter of millennia. Translations of classical Greek and Latin drama, as well as Shakespeare, Corneille and Racine, have a long history in many languages, yet there has been less theoretical investigation of these than of the translation of prose and verse. This chapter discusses the characteristics of drama translation and its relation to Translation Studies.
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