The Essay | Sign Language Is My Language

Within the context of exploring Deafinitely Theatre's work, Deepa explores the complex process of translating Shakespeare plays to British Sign Language and how BSL has its limitations. We do not have signs for every word that exists in the English Dictionary which makes translation difficult. Still, the positives outweigh the limitations. Sign language is very poetic which bodes well for Shakespeare plays in sign language.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 13'23''
  • Broadcast date: 2022

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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