On the Translation of Chinese Musical Lyrics from the Perspective of Skopos Theory: A Case Study of classic musical song Heart
DOI: 10.23977/abroa.2022.020102 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 522
Yi Dong 1
1 School of International Study, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
Corresponding AuthorYi Dong
As an excellent medium for cultural communication in the new era, musicals are increasingly becoming an important field of cultural research. In this paper, the author will take the classic musical song "Heart" from the first Chinese original musical "Butterflies" as the object of study, and try to explore the translation strategies of Chinese musical lyrics, so as to fill some gaps in the current research field of Chinese musical translation and provide reference for future English translation of similar musicals or related fields.
KEYWORDSMusical, musical translation, skopos theory
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Yi Dong, On the Translation of Chinese Musical Lyrics from the Perspective of Skopos Theory: A Case Study of classic musical song Heart. Advances in Broadcasting (2022) Vol. 2: 15-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/abroa.2022.020102.
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