“Don Quixote” on stage at UCI and now online! - Diversifying the Classics
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“Don Quixote” on stage at UCI and now online!

Diversifying the Classics’ latest translation has been out adventuring from coast to coast, from Red Bull Theater in NYC to UC Irvine here in Southern California. Don Quixote de la Mancha—Guillén de Castro’s theatrical adaptation of Cervantes’ classic novel—recently delighted audiences for two nights at UCI, in collaboration with the New Swan Shakespeare Center and Brown Bag Theatre Company. 

The staged reading featured talented young actors from Brown Bag, an artistic collective of students dedicated to “work that reflects, empowers, and voices the Latine community at UCI.” The lively performances were directed to hilarious heights of farce and fancy by Jesús López Vargas and Eden Aztlán, and the Q&A’s that followed with the performers and translators delved into the challenges and opportunities of bringing these classic works to modern audiences. Our collaboration with New Swan and Brown Bag was a huge success—look out for more in the future!

In the meantime, we have more good news! You can now watch the performance from home, streaming free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRiMI5ACoOg 

You can also check out scenes from our other translations on our website: http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/recordings/ 

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