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Comedia Slam: Diversifying the Classics: Hispanic Classical Theater for Southern California and Beyond
September 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A guest lecture by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) and Q&A with the Diversifying the Classics team
by Lope de Vega
Translated by Barbara Fuchs
A dramatic reading performed by students from the Department of Theatre Arts (CSULB)
Recently rediscovered in Madrid’s National Library, this comedia emerges from its 400=year sleep with a remarkable freshness” it presents a world of suave dissimulation and accommodation, where creaky notions of honor and vengeance have virtually no place. Lope depicts a sophisticated urban culture of self=fashioning and social mobility, as the sisters outsmart fathers and masters to marry those they love. The sisters Luciana and Violante prefer their choices to men of higher standing, and are more than capable of getting their way.
Admission is Free
A lights reception will be offered during the event
Organized by: The Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies, the Department of Theatre Arts (CSULB), and Diversifying the Classics (UCLA)
Sponsored by: The Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies and the Department of Theatre Arts (CSULB)