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
Monday, December 10th at 7:30pm
Church of the Epiphany
1393 York Avenue at 74th Street
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.
Sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos & the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative