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Aaltonen, Sirkku. 2000. Time-sharing of theatre texts. Across Languages and Cultures 1 (1) : 57–69.
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Versatility and adaptability have throughout history been desirable characteristics of theatre texts. This is because theatre is typically a high-context environment, where meanings are inferred mainly from the context outside the text, and texts made compatible with the surrounding discourses. Writers and translators for the theatre are expected to observe the conventions of meaning production both in the immediate internal world of the stage and in the external, socio-cultural context into which texts are planted. The areas which are most prominently context-bound include the choice of texts for translation/production, decisions on the directorial approach to the text and the simulation of human interaction on stage.
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