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La traduction d'un livret d'opéra peut-elle « expliquer » le texte original ? Étude comparative de deux versions anglaises de Die Zauberflöte

Abstract : This paper aims at showing how two English versions of Die Zauberflöte, Dent's 1911 version and Auden/Kallman's 1956 adaptation, each offer a new and original “explanation” of Mozart's masterpiece. If the former puts the stress on the symbolical elements of the work, in order to demonstrate that opera does actually “make sense”, the latter underlines the human dimension of the work, reducing the dichotomies enlarged by its predecessor. Whereas Dent mainly offers a "didactic" translation, meant to enlighten the public of the early twentieth century, Auden and Kallman strive to remind their readership that no interpretation is ever fixed or static; the two co-authors go so far as to question, when opera is concerned, the necessity or the desirability of any "explanation" whatsoever.
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Pierre Degott. La traduction d'un livret d'opéra peut-elle « expliquer » le texte original ? Étude comparative de deux versions anglaises de Die Zauberflöte. Recherches Anglaises et Nord Americaines, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2004, Expliquer, pp.167-186. ⟨hal-02886546⟩

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