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Emily Jusino is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include Greek tragedy and the reception of ancient drama in contemporary performance. She has also acted in numerous productions of ancient plays. She can be reached at e.jusino@rochester.edu.

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06/21/2018Emily Jusino
In our third ‘Letters from CAMP’ blogpost, Prof. Emily Jusino discusses the trials and tribulations of picking a translation of an ancient drama for live performance. “People expect Greek tragedy to sound a little stilted and awkward.” This is a paraphrase of a comment made to me recently by a director planning on staging the Medea. It was his defense of the translation he had chosen when I said that I disliked his choice. What made this translation appeal to him was precisely what made it seem terrible to me: the stiltedness and awkward English that comes across both as “translation-ese”...

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