This presentation will trace the surprising and, sometimes, circuitous routes by which the plays of Shakespeare became known in other countries and permeated European and world literature. Ian Smith will start from the earliest, most rudimentary renderings to arrive at those translations which have become the accepted, authoritative standard used for stage productions today.
Prior to the presentation, attendees are welcome to join the committee for lunch (at their own expense) at the Wig & Mitre.
Ian was born in South Yorkshire but made in Exeter, Freiburg-im-Breisgau and Leeds where he studied German and Music, Germanistik and Anglo-German Literary Relations respectively. After a brief dalliance with the world of commerce, he returned to education and taught languages for most of his career at a Lincolnshire grammar school before retiring to pursue varied linguistic and literary pursuits.
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