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The Art and Practice of Translation

The Art and Practice of Translation

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Sacred Heart Hall, Studio Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are the world's most celebrated translators of Russian literature. The Old Globe has paired them with director/translator Richard Nelson to create a brand new translation of Uncle Vanya, which will have its world premier at the Globe in February 2018. Together, Mr. Pevear and Ms. Volokhonsky have translated 20 books from Russian, including works by Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Boris Pasternak. Their translation of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov received the PEN Translation Prize for 1991, and their translation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina was awarded the same prize in 2002. In 2006, they were awarded the first Efim Etkind International Translation Prize by the European Graduate School of St. Petersburg.


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