Diversifying the Classics: Translation for Performance with Barbara Fuchs

Diversifying the Classics: Translation for Performance with Barbara Fuchs

May 2, 2017 1:00 PM to May 2, 2017 3:00 PM at LOCATION UPDATE: BSC Ursa Minor

Join a discussion on theater and translation with the UCLA Comedia Working Group, directed by Barbara Fuchs, with the Department of Theater and New Dance, and the department of English and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona.

Diversifying the Classics: Translation for Performance will explore the works of two early modern Mexican playwrights, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. The workshop will introduce the audience to Hispanic Golden Age Theater and to the intricacies of translating for performance. It will be directed by Barbara Fuchs, leading scholar in Early Modern Spanish and English Literature, and include dramatic readings from Bernardo Solano, chair of the Theater Department and New Dance at Cal Poly Pomona, and Linda Bisesti, professor in the Department of Theater and New Dance. The workshop will also include the participation of the UCLA Comedia Working Group. Refreshments will be served.

Barbara Fuchs is Professor of Spanish and English at UCLA, where she directs the Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance. A comparatist by training, she specializes in literature and empire in the early modern period. Her recent books include The Poetics of Piracy: Emulating Spain in English Literature (Penn 2013) and Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Toronto 2015), co-edited with Emily Weissbourd. She has also translated Cervantes’ captivity plays The Bagnios of Algiers and The Great Sultana (Penn 2009), the early modern maurophile tales The Abencerraje and “Ozmin and Daraxa” (Penn 2014), and the recently rediscovered Lope de Vega play, Women and Servants (Juan de la Cuesta, 2016).

To receive a copy of the booklet with the translations for the event, please contact Dr. Albalá Pelegrín at martaa@cpp.edu.

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