Third Biennial Conference of the Iberian Theatre and Performance Network: Theatrical Processes

Third Biennial Conference of the Iberian Theatre and Performance Network: Theatrical Processes
25 June 2020, 9.00am - 27 June 2020, 5.00pm
Conference / Symposium

Plenary speaker: Catherine Boyle (King's College London)

The Third Biennial Conference of the Iberian Theater and Performance Network (ITPN) will focus on the topic of theatrical processes. We are particularly interested in approaching theatre and performance as a dynamic and evolving practice of continuous change, regeneration and mobility. Both the dramatic texts and their stage versions have never been viewed as finished products. On the contrary, their richness lies in their unfinished nature and their openness to constant revision, rehearsal and revival. The objective of this conference is to create a dialogue about the creative processes implied in the various ways of working with the play text, the staging practices, the way audiences and critical reception can impact a production, and the many lives of theatre beyond the page and the stage. ITPN aims at creating a forum to exchange ideas among scholars working on different periods of specialisation, from the medieval era to the twenty first century with a focus on the Iberian Peninsula.

Catherine Boyle is Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies at King’s College London. Since July 2016 she has been Principal Investigator of the project Language Acts and Worldmaking, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Open World Research Initiative. She has published widely on Latin American culture, theatre and performance. She was a co-founder of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. She is Director of the theatre translation and performance project Out of the Wings, and also of the Head for Heights Theatre Company. She is a translator of Spanish and Latin American theatre and poetry, and her translations have been performed internationally, most recently Jacinto Benavente's Los intereses creados (Bonds of Interest) for Odyssey Theatre Company, Ottawa. Having translated Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's Los empeños de una casa as House of Desires for the Royal Shakespeare Company (2004), she is at the moment working on a new translation of Ana Caro’s Amor agravio y mujer.

Conference Organisers:

María Chouza-Calo (Central Michigan University, USA) 
Esther Fernández (Rice University, USA) 
Jonathan Thacker (University of Oxford, UK) 

In collaboration with Central Michigan University, Rice University, and the University of Oxford

Registration fee: £90


Cathy Collins
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