Cervantes at play: Reflections
Cervantes at play: reflections
This workshop follows on from the first ‘Cervantes at play’ event, which will be a series of Cervantes inspired performances and readings performed the night before. Led by Catherine Boyle and Julian Weiss, this workshop provides an opportunity for critical reflection on plays about and by Cervantes, and his playfulness and improvisation generally. It is structured around two talks and a roundtable discussion of the work performed the previous evening.
The keynote lecture will be given by Edward H. Friedman, and will be on the subject of Cervantes in performance. The roundtable discussion will comprise of members of The Out of the Wings Theatre Research, Translation and Performance Group; a group of theatre professionals and postgraduate students who collaborate in playwriting and production. An evening reception will follow the afternoon workshop.
Attendees of this event are advised to also attend ‘Cervantes at play: a series of performances’, which will be held as a prelude to this workshop the previous evening, 19.30-22.00 Monday 17 October.
14.00-14.10: Welcoming remarks
14.10-15.15: Lecture: Professor Edward H. Friedman
15.15-15.45: Coffee Break
15.45-16.45: Roundtable discussion ‘Cervantes at Play’: members of The Out of the Wings Theatre Research, Translation and Performance Group
17.00-18.15: Lecture, speaker to be confirmed.
Edward H. Friedman is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University. He has been editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes since 1999 and is a past president of the Cervantes Society of America. He has worked extensively on Early Modern literature, with special emphasis on Cervantes, the comedia and the picaresque narrative.
Catherine Boyle is Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies at King’s College London, where she directs the theatre translation and performance project, Out of the Wings. She is a director of Head for Heights Theatre Company, and a translator of Latin American theatre and poetry. She currently leads the research project ‘Language Acts and Worldmaking’, funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative.
Julian Weiss is Professor of Medieval & Early Modern Spanish at King’s College London, and an affiliate member of the Department of Comparative Literature. He is also a Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded ‘Language Acts and Worldmaking’, leading projects related to the global impact of Sephardic culture.