babelesque

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babelesque

(ˌbeɪbəlˈɛsk) or

babelish

adj
not standard resembling the situation at Babel, confused, impeding communication
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How can we develop a coherent Catholic theology in the face of our babelish condition?
As Deprats put it after translating Shakespeare's Babelish play Henry V into French twice in ten years (once to dub the Kenneth Branagh film of 1989 with a wildly enthusiastic Gerard Depardieu providing the king's voice, and again in 1999 when Shakespeare's patently anti-French chronicle had its French stage premiere at the Avignon Festival):
With the success of his translations, Deprats has illustrated that even the Babelish horror that we find in Shakespeare's multilingual Henry V can be tackled for the French stage to the satisfaction of all parties involved.