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Spring 2019: “THE COMEDIA IN TRANSLATION AND PERFORMANCE” WORKING GROUP MEETINGS

 

April 9th   

 

April 23rd  

 

May 7th     

 

May 21st   

 

June 4th    

 

 

We’ll meet from 12:00 to 2:50 in Rolfe Hall 4330. Lunch will be provided.

Past Announcements

 

 

Winter 2019: “THE COMEDIA IN TRANSLATION AND PERFORMANCE” WORKING GROUP MEETINGS

 

January 15

January 29

February 12

February 26

March 12

 

We’ll meet from 12:00 to 2:50 in Rolfe Hall 4330. Lunch will be provided.

Performance

 

ANNOUNCING LA ESCENA – LOS ANGELES’ FIRST HISPANIC CLASSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL

 

September 21-23, 2018 will bring LA ESCENA, Los Angeles’ first Hispanic classical theater festival, to the Greenway Court Theater (544 N. Fairfax).

 

Cutting-edge Mexican company EFE Tres will present Lope de Vega’s El príncipe inocente (The Innocent Prince), a meditation on political power and culpability reimagined as a dialogue in a prison cell, and El Merolico (The Mountebank), a reworking of Cervantes’ comic interludes as delivered by a traveling performer in small-town Mexico (in Spanish, with English subtitles).

 

Playwrights’ Arena will present the fourth Golden Tongues, brand-new comedia adaptations from LA playwrights in staged readings: Madhuri Shekar’s School for Witches, or Friendship Betrayed, based on María de Zayas’ La traición en la amistad; Janine Salinas Schoenberg’s Like/Share, a riff on Calderón’s Los cabellos de Absalón; and Michael Premsrirat’s La locura de los ángeles/The madness of angels, adapted from Lope de Vega’s Los locos de Valencia.

 

Sylvia Blush and Jean Carlo Yunen Arostegui will direct Women and Servants, Lope de Vega’s exploration of class, loyalty and desire in a very modern Madrid. The play, only recently rediscovered after 400 years, has been translated into English by UCLA Professor and LA Escena director Barbara Fuchs.

 

Schedule and ticketing information to follow. For inquiries, please write to LAEscena2018@gmail.com.

 

LA ESCENA is made possible by the UCLA Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for European and Russian Studies, Latin American Institute, and Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and English, as well as by the generous support of UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

 

For more information and updates, follow us on Facebook (La Escena Festival), Instagram (@la_escena_festival), and Twitter (@LAescenaLA), and keep an eye out for our hashtags #diversifyingtheclassics and #laescenafestival

Publication

 

NOW AVAILABLE90 Monologues from Classical Spanish Theater, edited by Barbara Fuchs, Jennifer L. Monti, and Laura Muñoz, and published by Juan de la Cuesta: https://www.amazon.com/Monologues-Classical-Spanish-Theater-18th-Century/dp/1588713202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534896057&sr=8-1&keywords=90+monologues+from+classical+spanish

 

Now available: Women and Servants, a translation by Barbara Fuchs of Lope de Vega’s recently rediscovered Mujeres y criados, published by Juan de la Cuesta:

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Servants-Lope-Vega/dp/158871277X?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0.