Cross-Culture Translation-Taking Cao Yu’s Chinese Version as an Example

Lina LIU


Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet is considered as a classical interpretation of love. Cao Yu’s Chinese version is successful for stage performance due to its unique features. Based on drama’s literary feature and performative function, this thesis attempts to make analysis of Cao Yu’s Chinese version according to Skopos Theory, Reception Theory and Functional Equivalence Theory. To sum up, taking stage performance and audience acceptance as the main focus, Cao Yu successfully achieved the functional equivalence of the original text.


Cross-culture translation; Cao Yu; Romeo and Juliet

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