Please join the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter, along with The East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a staged reading of four translations of Scene 8 in Vaclav Havel’s play, The Memo (also translated as the Memorandum). An examination of the nuances of translation. Directed by Edward Einhorn, Artistic Director, Rehearsal for Truth Theatre Festival.
Performed by Stephanie Litchfield, Eric Oleson, and Thomas Shuman, actors from Untitled Theater Company No. 61.
The reading is followed by a discussion with the translators:
Jennifer Helinek, second-year student in the Master of Arts in Regional Studies – Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe (MARS-REERS) program at the Harriman Institute
Josef Nosal, a rising senior student of Radio, Television Dramaturgy and Screenwriting at JAMU and the winner of the Václav Havel Library Foundation’s mini-drama contest.
Lucas Schlesinger, third-year comparative literature major in Columbia College
Paul Wilson, one of Havel’s most prolific translators, having translated multiple plays, books, and essays.
Moderated by Chris Harwood, Columbia University.
Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come first-served basis. RSVP is required.
For more information, contact Edward Einhorn firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, along with The East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute (both of Columbia University),and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), New York Chapter. Supported by BBLA.