Go see the play "Chinglish"!
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If you are a translator or interpreter in Chicago or New York, I highly recommend that you go see the play "Chinglish." I just saw it last night at the Goodman in Chicago, but I believe it will travel to NYC soon. It's a play about a US businessman who travels to China to land a deal making signs for a new cultural center. The performance is half in Chinese (with surtitles) and half in English and revolves around linguistic and cultural misunderstandings. Very funny!

http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=114

PS Yes, they call an interpreter a "translator," and interpreters are portrayed as rather bumbling, but it's good nonetheless!

[Edited at 2011-07-20 12:46 GMT]


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Commentary by the playwright Oct 17, 2011

http://www.broadway.com/shows/chinglish/buzz/158044/playwright-david-henry-hwang-on-crossing-the-language-barrier-with-chinglish/

Seriously, go see this if you can!


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