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Ibsen in Translation

Ibsen in Translation is a unique translation project  of Ibsen's 12 contemporary dramas into the 8 languages of Arabic, Egyptian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; a total of 96 translations.

Stage set with three figures: Two women in white dresses conversing, and a man entering through a doorway.

The Lady from the Sea

Photo: Landesbühne Niedersachsen Nord

About the project

In the initial phase, The Master Builder, A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People were translated into English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. In the project's second phase, the English translations were discontinued, while Arabic, Egyptian, Japanese, and Farsi were included.

The project was initiated by Ellinor Kolstad in cooperation with Centre for Ibsen Studies. It is unique in the sense that the 9 translators met at regular seminars to discuss semantic issues and translational intercultural challenges.The translators were consulted by carefully selected expert panels of individuals with expertise in theater, language, translation, and Ibsen. Each language has its corresponding panel of experts whose role is to secure quality of the translations.
 

The project is led by professor Frode Helland

Objectives

The project aim is to translate Henrik Ibsen's 12 contemporary dramas into 8 languages​​: Arabic (Classical and Egyptian Arabic); Hindi; Spanish; Farsi; Chinese; Japanese; and Russian, a total of 96 translations.

Financing

Ibsen in Translation is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway, NORLA and Centre for Ibsen Studies.

Tags: China, India, Russia, Japan, Spain, Egypt, Iran
Published Jan. 10, 2013 9:07 AM - Last modified June 9, 2022 3:39 PM

Participants

  • Frode Helland
  • Ellinor Kolstad
  • Sherin Abdel Wahab (arabisk)
  • Amal Rawash (arabisk)
  • Astri Ghosh (hindi)
  • Cristina Gómez Baggethun (spansk)
  • Mir Madjid Omrani (farsi)
  • Olga Drobot (russisk)
  • Anne Lande Peters (japansk)
  • Liyang Xia (kinesisk)
  • Barbara Haveland (engelsk)
Detailed list of participants