Re-Inventing the Middle Ages:
Contemporary "Translations" of Dante and
Saint Francis of Assisi in Film and Theater
A translation is not only a transposition of a text in a language different from the original. In its widest sense, it is a movement in time and space and may involve a transition from one medium to another. A translation interprets and appropriates, produces insight and betrays. Most of all, it creates new things out of the old and, in doing so, rediscovers the old anew.