Do Respectable Ladies Buzz, Grumble or Hum

An Analysis of Slovenian Translations of Ibsen’s Et dukkehjem


  • Marija Zlatnar Moe University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia



literary translation, drama translation, Ibsen, translation between peripheral languages, (in)direct translations


Et dukkehjem (A Dolls’ House) by Henrik Ibsen is one of the most central texts of world theatre and literature, but at the same time, it is also a text written by an author coming from a relatively peripheral source language and culture. Nevertheless, soon after her entrance to the European stages Ibsen’s Nora found her way to the Slovenian theatres, albeit via German translations more often than not. This paper will show how the fact that the translations were done between two peripheral languages has affected all existing Slovenian translations, direct or indirect.


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How to Cite

Zlatnar Moe, M. (2023). Do Respectable Ladies Buzz, Grumble or Hum: An Analysis of Slovenian Translations of Ibsen’s Et dukkehjem. Acta Neophilologica, 56(1-2), 161–174.



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