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Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments)

The AHCT Annual Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium

April 12–14, 2018, Hilton Garden Inn, El Paso, TX


The NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE for receipt of all submissions (abstracts and graduate student papers) is October 1, 2017.

The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater invites submissions for its 2018 Symposium. The conference dates coincide with the world’s longest-running Spanish Golden Age theater festival, the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial, April 11–14, 2018. The Association encourages studies on performance aspects of Siglo de Oro plays, though proposals for papers or special sessions on other topics related to Spanish Golden Age theater are welcome. For further details and to submit an abstract, visit the conference webpage and click the link for the Abstract Submission Form.

Dakin Matthews: Donald T. Dietz Plenary Speaker, 2018 AHCT Symposium, Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Dakin Matthews has served as Artistic Director of Andak Stage Company, California Actors Theatre, the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and the Antaeus Company, and is an Emeritus Professor of English from California State University, East Bay. An award-winning Shakespearean actor, he is a member of both the Motion Picture and Television Academies, and has appeared in over twenty-five films and two hundred fifty television shows. In recent years, he has acted in numerous Broadway productions. Matthews is also a director, playwright, dramaturge, teacher, and translator. He has completed verse translations of Moreto’s Spite for Spite, Tirso’s Don Juan, the Trickster of Seville, Ruiz de Alarcón’s The Truth Can’t Be Trusted, The Proof of the Promise, and The Walls Have Ears, and Lope de Vega’s The Capulets and the Montagues. Four of his comedia translations have had professional, award-winning productions. He is currently translating Calderón’s La cisma de Inglaterra (1627) into English. In his plenary address at the 2018 AHCT Symposium, he will discuss his most recent work and share his insight and experience as a translator, director, and actor of the Spanish comedia.


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