Translating the Diva:The Contrasti of Renaissance Actress Isabella Andreini
SEP 19, 2013 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
September 19, 2013: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
TRANSLATING THE DIVA: THE CONTRASTI OF RENAISSANCE ACTRESS ISABELLA ANDREINI w/ PAMELA BROWN, Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut, Stamford. Brown is author of Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England and co-editor of Women Players in England, 1500-1600: Beyond the All Male Stage. She has published articles on gender and popular culture, female jesters, rogues and fools, the Renaissance actress, and the evolving diva type in plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marlowe. Her current book project is entitled Extravagant Stranger: The Foreign Actress and Shakespearean Drama.
Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women and Society and the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance.