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Read about our project on Howlroundhttp://howlround.com/diversifying-the-classical-canon


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:




October 3rd

October 17th

October 31st

November 14th

December 5th


We’ll meet from 12:15 to 2:50 in Rolfe Hall 4330. Lunch will be provided.


Join us on November 8th at 7:30PM in Melnitz Hall 1473 (UCLA) for a staged reading of our latest translation, Lope de Vega’s The Widow of Valencia (La viuda valenciana). The performance is free, but reservations are required. Please visit www.1718.ucla.edu/events/widow

widow poster


                                                        The Widow of Valencia


Join us at Cal Poly Pomona on October 1st, 2017, from 5-7 pm for a dramatic reading of the group’s translation of The Force of Habit.


Join us at UCLA this fall as the UCLA Department of Theater presents a staged reading of our latest translation, Lope de Vega’s The Widow of Valencia(La viuda valenciana), directed by Michael Hackett. Details to follow.


November 11-18, 2017: the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at McMaster University (Canada) will present a production of Lope’s Women and Servants, directed by Peter Cockett, and using Barbara Fuchs’s translation.


On November 2, 2016, the UCLA Department of Theater presented a staged reading of our latest translation, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón’s What We Owe our Lies (Los empeños de un engaño) directed by Michael Hackett.




In Spring 2017, Professor Fuchs presented a keynote on our work at the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater conference held at the Chamizal Siglo de Oro Festival.

In November 12th, 2016, we presented our work at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Pasadena.

In March 2016, we presented our work at the 62nd meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.

In October 2015, we spoke about the Diversifying the Classics‘ initiatives at the 16th Century Society and Conference in Vancouver.

Professor Michael Hackett and first-year students in the MFA Acting and Directing Programs, Department of Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, in a staged reading of Lope de Vega’s A Wild Night in Toledo, translated by The Comedia in Translation and Performance working group directed by Barbara Fuchs.
Photographer: Reed Hutchinson