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UCL Mellon Programme: Interdisciplinary Seminar 2008-2009

Seminar: 29 October 2008 (Chair: Dr Saeed Talajooy, more ...)

Professor Jane Plastow, more ...

Translating Performance: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's I Will Marry When I Want


This seminar will focus in particular on a commission from the Eritrean government to direct Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'I Will Marry When I Want', translated into the local langauge of Tigrinya, as part of the Eritrean miienium celebrations and in association with a major conference on African language literatures Against All Odds. The seminar will look at issues of translating language but also the cultural and performance translation that went into the making of the production.

Jane Plastow is Professor of African Theatre and director of the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. She has worked extensively in many African countries over the past 25 years, but more particularly in East Africa and the Horn. Her specialism is in African theatre and Theatre for Development and she works as a director and project leader as well as as an academic. Major publications include African Theatre and Politics (1996), African Theatre: Women (2002) and co-edited with Richard Boon Theatre Matters (1998) and Theatre and Empowerment (2004)


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