Theatre Translation Research Methodologies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Journal / PublicationThe International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Online published29 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


Theater translation is an emerging area of research. However, to date, there has been no detailed consideration of the type of methodologies required to conduct such research. This article examines methods and practices in both theater and translation studies in order to discuss their applicability to study theater translation specifically. It categorizes existing research into output-oriented and process-oriented elaborating the specificities of each. The methods include comparative analysis of the translated texts with their source texts and production reviews. This article also outlines ethical issues in conducting research into theater translation.

Research Area(s)

  • performing arts, theater translation, intercultural transfers, research methodologies, mixed methods