Applied theatre in action
Creating performances in minority languages. This MOOC looks at the creation of two types of performances in minority languages and the opportunities and challenges that they presented. The first performance was trilingual: presented in two ‘minority’ languages (Welsh and Catalan) and English. The second performance was entirely in Welsh and based on Welsh texts but directed by someone who does not speak the language fluently.
Artistic Director: Paul Davies
Movement Director: Catherine Bennett
Actors: (for The Colonel, The Miller and the House for Sale) Catherine Bennett, Georgie Bo Davies, Paul Davies and Gavin Dudeney.
Actors: (for Kate) Iwan Garmon, Chris Hoskins, Eben James, Rebecca Smith-Williams, Manon Wilkinson.
The Colonel, The Miller and the House for Sale from the INHOSPIT festival, Formentera. May, 2018.
Kate from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in co-production with Volcano at Theatr y Maes, National Eisteddfod, Cardiff Bay in August, 2018.
Mooc #12, Episode #1 Step by Step
Paul Davies talks about four principles to consider when working with translation:
- Remember that we translate every day
- Consider atmosphere
- Find the primary scenes/concerns
- Worry less about meaning