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II Austrian-Ukrainian Translation Workshop for Theatre






Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv

Cherkasy State Technological University

Laboratory of Modern Drama and Directing

Continuation and completion of work on the Ukrainian translation of Volker Schmidt's play "djihad" and scenic reading of the play. This workshop is a second part of the I Translation Workshop which took place in June 2018 with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv. This year it will take place at the State Ivan Franko University Zhytomyr (as well as in Zhytomyr Oleg Olzhych Universal Scientific Library) within the celebration of Days of Europe in Zhytomyr on the 17-19th of May, 2019.

This translation and theatre project combines creative efforts of representatives from 4 Ukrainian cities: Zhytomyr, Rivne, Cherkasy and Kyiv. An important aspect of work on the final translation for the play is the direct communication and discussion of translation team with actors, which will enable to take into account the features of a stage performance of a literary work to the fullest extent. The stage reading, which will be held on Sunday, May 19th, will become an important and interesting artistic supplement to the Days of Europe in Zhytomyr.

Moderators of the project are Alla Rybikowa, translator and director of the National Lesia Ukrainka Theatre of Russian Drama (Kyiv) and Mykola Lipisivitskyi, translator, head of the Department of Germanic Philology and Foreign Literature at Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University. The stage reading takes place with participation of the Laboratory of Modern Drama and Directing (Rivne).