Movers & Thinkers: How Interpreter Scott Baker Turns Shakespeare Into Sign Language | Nashville Public Radio

Movers & Thinkers: How Interpreter Scott Baker Turns Shakespeare Into Sign Language

Nov 17, 2016

How do you translate Beyoncé into sign language?

This is the kind of quandary that Scott Baker deals with as an ASL interpreter. He says, when he was working at a Beyoncé concert in Nashville, it was a lot about interpreting her visual expression as much as her lyrics. But really, any performance is difficult to translate — especially Shakespeare. He talked to WPLN's Emily Siner in our live series and podcast Movers & Thinkers about interpreting one mind-bending scene.

This audio is an excerpt from the latest episode of our Movers & Thinkers podcast. Hear more of the conversation with Scott and two other interpreters — a Spanish-English translator and a banjo player who sings in Mandarin — by listening to our podcast on our website, on iTunes, or on Google Play.