by John McCall
English as a
Could "The People's Voice" inspire the TV-writer (or computer
creativity) in some students?
Of course, you can read either the English or the Spanish version of "The
People's Voice" on its own. But it might be more interesting for bi-lingual
people and those learning English as a Second to compare the two.
Naturally, many stories are translated from one language
to the other. But this story is different.
It is a narrative in English that Herbert Morales transformed into a Spanish
drama ("La Voz Del Pueblo"), broadcast to many countries by the Voice of America
as No. 36 in the New Series of Short Stories by radio in August 1981. Although
almost all the words appear in both languages, some students of English as a
Second Language may find the variations of interest. It is an easy guide to the
principles of drama, a drama that may be adapted into other media.
John D. McCall
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