Inter-semiotic translation: Shakespeare on screen

Rachel Weissbrod

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Cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays have been an important part of the history of cinema from its earliest days. The volume of research dealing with these adaptations is immense and keeps growing. The present article attempts to approach the subject from a translation studies perspective. Starting with Jakobson’s conception of “inter-semiotic translation”, it draws on Even-Zohar’s transfer theory and Holmes’ assumptions regarding the translation of texts created in the past.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-56
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Specialised Translation
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006

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  • Cinema
  • Inter-semiotic translation
  • Model
  • Repertoire
  • Theatre


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