Theatre History Podcast # 6
Diversifying the Classics with Barbara Fuchs
Spain’s Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age, was a period in which the country’s political and economic power contributed to a cultural flowering that included a vibrant and prolific theatre scene. However, only a few plays from this era get taught in college classrooms or produced onstage. Barbara Fuchs of UCLA is trying to change this with the Diversifying the Classics project, which aims to take previously overlooked plays and translate them for an English-speaking audience.
- Learn more about Diversifying the Classics and read translations of A Wild Night in Toledo, The Force of Habit, and Women and Servants.
- Read Barbara’s Howlround article about the project and the need to diversify the classical canon.
- Find out about past events held by UCLA Center for 17th/18th Century Studies’s Golden Tongues project, which has staged readings of Diversifying the Classics’ translations.