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Toronto: Poculi Ludique Societas presents six scurrilous and scatological plays April 14-15
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Get ready to indulge in a gluttonous and raunchy medieval experience like no other! Poculi Ludique Societas and the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Medieval World Drama Working Group, in conjunction with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, are proud to present:
VERY GLUTTONOUS, VERY RAUNCHY, VERY LATE MEDIEVAL: A Staged Reading of Six New Play Translations from Middle French and Fifteenth-Century Spanish.
Featuring four talented actors – Jane Smythe, Michaella Mairi Kinloch, Marlow Stainfield, and James Hyett – who don’t usually stoop to humour this low, this event promises to deliver a unique and unforgettable experience.
This will be the debut performance of just-published English translations by Jody Enders, Distinguished Professor of French and Theater, UC Santa Barbara – translator and editor of such bawdy fare as The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English, Holy Deadlock and Further Ribaldries: Twelve More Medieval French Plays in Modern English and Immaculate Deception and Further Ribaldries: Yet Another Dozen Medieval French Plays in Modern English – and pre-publication translations of Spanish plays by Alexandra Atiya, a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FRIDAY APRIL 14, 7:00 PM
SATURDAY APRIL 15, 1:30 PM
with invited talks by both translators, followed by a Q&A
on Saturday, April 15, 11:00AM
HELEN GARDINER PHELAN PLAYHOUSE
79 St George St., 2nd Floor
NB: The theatre is only accessible by stairs as the elevator is being repaired