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Maria Forsman

Doctoral student

Maria Forsman
Doctoral student
Romance Languages

Room number: C501B
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Maria Forsman

Project description

In my project, I am interested in what it means to convert a theater play to a libretto at the text level. To this end, I have chosen the French play Le Barbier de Séville (1775) by Beaumarchais and the librettos of two of the most famous Italian operas based on this play: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1782) by Paisiello and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816) by Rossini.

In addition to studying these revisions as adaptations, based on adaptation theories, I also want to apply a translation perspective on the processes in order to explore any translation-related problems and other issues. I find this second part of the project interesting especially considering that the source text and the target texts are written in two Romance languages sharing many linguistic and cultural aspects.

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