The Battle over ‘Translating’ Shakespeare

shakespeare footlightsHowlRound:  Cultural critic Eli Keel defends the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s decision to translate Shakespeare into contemporary English:

…why would you discourage passing on this gift, even if it is in a different form than when you first received it?

And project director, Lue Douthit, writes a lengthy explanation of the project.

But Kevin Delin has had other ideas about what the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is doing.


About Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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