Diversifying the Classics:
Women & Servants reading

by Lope de Vega

a reading of a new translation by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance

 


Details

Monday, December 10th at 7:30pm
Church of the Epiphany
1393 York Avenue at 74th Street

Synopsis

Eavesdrop on “women and servants” as they plot to outsmart fathers and masters to marry those they love.

Lope de Vega's Women and Servants (Mujeres y Criados, c. 1613-14) was recently rediscovered in an overlooked 17th Century manuscript in Madrid's Biblioteca Nacional, the comedia emerges from its 400-year sleep with a remarkable freshness: it presents a world of suave self-fashioning and accommodation, where creaky notions of honor and vengeance have virtually no place. 

Acknowledgements

Sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos & the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative

Special Thanks to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Actors' Equity Association, the Church of the Epiphany, and the UCLA Diversifying the Classics project!