Happy birthday Borges!

Check out the lovely tribute to Jorge Luis Borges on Google today! What an inspiration for writers, thinkers and artists everywhere – he’s certainly provided me with plenty of food for thought on theatre translation and the uncanny  ‘Borgesian doubleness’ that occurs when a play is translated from its language, culture and complex web of theatrical conventions and is produced on a totally new stage, maybe thousands of miles away and plays to an audience in a different language and speaking to different cultural concerns. Philosophical stuff, but really important to bear in mind!

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