Linda Gaboriau
Canadian translator
Linda Gaboriau
Linda Gaboriau is a Canadian dramaturg and literary translator who has translated some 100 plays and novels by Quebec writers, including many of the Quebec plays best known to English-speaking Canadian audiences. A native of Boston, Linda Gaboriau moved to Montreal in 1963 to pursue education in French language and literature at McGill University.
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Tom à la ferme: des campagnes québécoises au royaume de Suède - Cyberpresse
Google News - over 5 years
Tom à la ferme sera aussi jouée à Toronto l'an prochain, dans une traduction de Linda Gaboriau. Le texte, et la violence qu'il porte, séduit et bouscule le public d'aujourd'hui, croit le dramaturge : «Je vais faire mon sociologue, mais je pense que les
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Théâtre - Au beau milieu du milieu - Le Devoir (Abonnement)
Google News - over 5 years
La pièce sera donnée en lecture publique en allemand au Festival des Primeurs à Sarrebruck en novembre et prendra l'affiche à Toronto dans la traduction anglaise de Linda Gaboriau en novembre 2012; des traductions en italien et en catalan sont
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Found: Helen's Necklace in the Shaw Festival's 2012 season - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Well, I'm pleased to reveal that top theatre translator Linda Gaboriau is already working on a translation that will premiere as part of Factory Theatre's yet-to-be announced 2012-2013 season. Look for it in Toronto in November of next year
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Bearing Witness to the Chaos of War
NYTimes - almost 8 years
HOW do you fit a civil war onstage? With its carnage and moral confusions war is a subject whose scope is difficult to encompass even by journalists on the ground writing daily dispatches. A country torn apart by strife offers so many stories of suffering that the idea of distilling such a cataclysm into a couple of hours' traffic at the theater
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THEATER REVIEW; Boys Face Questions Of Life And Death
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Life's melancholy pervades ''Matthew and Stephen,'' the new attraction at the New Victory Theater. An awareness of death colors this drama about two 8-year-olds. Matthew knows he is dying. Stephen is afraid of living. They are destined for friendship. Straightforward and unsentimental, this hourlong intermissionless play by Jean-Rock Gaudreault
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Besting an Evil Ogre in Ancient Scotland
NYTimes - over 20 years
Rousing old-fashioned storytelling is happily mingled with modern stage wizardry and grand-scale puppetry in ''The Crown of Destiny.'' The combination, rounded out with music and dance, makes for delightful family entertainment in that handsome, historic setting, the New Victory Theater, on West 42d Street in the renascent Times Square. ''The Crown
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Theater in Review
NYTimes - about 23 years
The Orphan Muses Ubu Repertory Theater 15 West 28th Street Chelsea Through Sunday By Michel Marc Bouchard, translated by Linda Gaboriau; directed by Andre Ernotte; set by John Brown; costumes by Carol Ann Pelletier; lighting by Greg MacPherson; sound by Phil Lee and Brian Hallas; production stage manager, Bethany Ford. Presented by Ubu Repertory
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  • 2015
    She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Her translations have garnered many awards, including three Chalmers "Outstanding Canadian Play" Awards, the 2014 Lambda drama award and two Governor General's Awards for Literary Translation.
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  • 1963
    A native of Boston, Gaboriau moved to Montreal in 1963 to pursue her studies at McGill University where she obtained a B.A. and M.A. in French language and literature.
    More Details Hide Details She has worked as a freelance journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Radio Canada and the Montreal Gazette, pursued a career in Canadian and Quebec theatre and, in the 2000s, served as the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Gaboriau was married to Montreal city councillor Nick Auf der Maur, who died in 1998, and is the mother of rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur. She and her late partner of 35 years, author, professor Hervé de Fontenay have one son, architect Yves de Fontenay.
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