Play Reading: The Flu Season, by Will Eno, translated into Italian by Beatrice Basso.
Followed by a discussion between Beatrice Basso and Silvia Pareschi on the hardships and delights of translation.
"Prologue, recognizing that this is a difficult play despite its often genuinely dark humor and beautiful language, states his hope that audiences will return after the intermission".
From a review on CurtainUp
The New York Times called Will Eno “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation”. His play, The Flu Season, is receiving a production at the American Conservatory Theater this March. The Flu Season has also just been translated into Italian by Beatrice Basso and is about to be published by Editoria & Spettacolo.
Scenes from the play will be read in English by the A.C.T. cast, and in Italian by local Italian actors, including the translator. The reading will be followed by a brief discussion between Beatrice Basso and the literary translator Silvia Pareschi on the hardships and delights of translating a play filled with word games, a possibly doomed love story, and meta-theatricality.
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