Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hooray For English Subtitled Theatre!

It only happens every once in a while, but throw your hats in the air and celebrate another English subtitled theatre performance in Seoul!

Starting tomorrow at the Daehangno Arts Theatre is Seoul Factory for the Performing Arts' production of "The Idiot".

It runs until June 29th and if you'd like a dose of Dostoyevsky in Daehangno then it may well be the show for you.

There's plenty more info over at the 10 Magazine website, the Seoul Factory for the Performing Arts Facebook group and almost no up to date information on their official website... Performing at the La MaMa Theatre is so 2010.

I, on the other hand, am now ankle deep in our translation of Mokwha Repertory Company's production of The Tempest for the Edinburgh International Festival this August. First official translators' meeting tomorrow, which should include plenty of discussion of Shakespeare quotes, the real meanings of various Chinese characters and debates over the use of the letters "j" and "z" when representing characters whose Korean names contain "ㅈ". Fun, fun, fun! Translating mutated Shakespeare back into English is an interesting challenge and not one for the faint of heart.

If you happen to be in Edinburgh from the 13th till the 16th of August then you should head to the King's Theatre and watch us.

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