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GUEST LECTURE: "Performing Evita's Many, Many Lives," Jean Graham-Jones

In conjunction with TAPS’s production of Evita, Jean Graham-Jones, author of Evita, Inevitably: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva Peron, visits Stanford to give a talk on the historical context and performance aspects of the Tony Award-winning musical.
This talk will be followed by another lecture by Graham-Jones on “Translating Argentina to US Stages” at 5:15PM in Room 125, Memorial Hall.
About Jean Graham-Jones Jean Graham-Jones is a Professor of Theatre and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, where she currently serves as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre. She is a scholar and translator of Argentine and Latin American theatre, and her major publications include Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship, Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (ed. and trans.), BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (ed. and trans.), Timbre 4: 2 Plays by Claudio Tolcachir (ed. and trans.), and, most recently, Evita, Inevitably: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva Perón. She is a former editor of Theatre Journal and the President-Elect of the International Federation for Theatre Research. She was most recently seen performing in the world premiere of Terry Galloway’s The Ugly Girl at the 2014 Disability and Deaf Arts (DADA) Festival in Liverpool.

Details

When:

Thursday, May 21, 2015. 11:00 AM

Where:

Pigott Theater

Sponsor:

Stanford Department of Theater & Performance Studies, Stanford ITALIC

Admission:

Free & Open to the Public