Neil Blackadder Talks Translating


From: hotInk – Lark Theatre (New York, NY) –

Knox theatre professor Neil Blackadder talks with Cobina Gillitt of hotInk about translating Thomas Arzt’s “Alpine Blues,” performed June 2, 2014 at New York’s Lark Theatre. Gillitt: As an Englishman living and working in the US, [what were the challenges of translating] this play into “American” English? Blackadder: Several of my play translations have been publicly presented both in the UK and the US, and I’ve paid close attention – often in collaboration with the director of the production or reading – to the necessary adjustments in turning what was originally in British English into American English or vice versa… Read more…