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The Practice of Localization of Western Classics by Li-Ying Chien -- Sleep in Spring, OK, My Dear Sisters and We Are Ghosts
Li-Ying Chien,Localized,adaptation of Western classics,Taiwanese theatres,
|Publication Year :||2021|
As a representative member of the middle-generation play-writers in modern Taiwanese theatres, Li-Ying Chien attempts to combine and communicate social observations with popular narratives in both her original and adapted works. Chien’s creations reflect her concerns and explorations for 'people,' with her stories of communities based on what has happened or is happening on this land of Taiwan. It seems to her that writing about 'local' stories happens spontaneously. Chien has been committed to writing about Taiwan's history and life, presenting “bits and pieces of life” of the Taiwanese. She has also continued to express her care for people and showcase her dialogues with society through her creations and recordings.
This thesis attempts to analyze the strategies Chien adopts in her creation process to bring forth successful localized adaptations, based on Sleep in Spring, OK, My Dear Sisters and We Are Ghosts. Using textual analysis as the main research method along with interview analysis, this thesis discusses the localization of themes, structures, languages, and characters in different sections, respectively. Through this, it seeks to gain a comprehensive insight into the narrative of the times and the social context Chien lays down in her plays, as well as the core of the dialogue she intends to hold with Western texts. This thesis analyzes and concludes the localization strategies Chien uses in these three plays by examining the following aspects: the structures of the plays and the language habits of the dialogues, the characters and their linguistics features, and the new narrative language she uses in addressing local history and issues.
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