Medieval Farces

Medieval Farces

The Rude Mechanicals Medieval & Renaissance Players (Shepherd University)
Friday, May 17 / 5:00 PM
Theater & Dance West 1701

This year’s Medieval Studies Program Graduate Student Conference welcomes a student performance by the Rude Mechanicals Medieval & Renaissance Players.

Traveling from Shepherd University in West Virginia, this troupe of actors will perform four medieval French farces that have recently been recently translated into English by UCSB’s own Jody Enders (French and Italian) in “‘The Farce of The Fart’ and Other Ribaldires: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English.” This will be among the first performances of these farces in English.

Following the performance, Professor Enders will join the actors on stage for a talk-back, discussing the themes of performance, translation, and non-canonical literature. This discussion will situate the performance within the conference’s 2013 theme: “Says Who? Contested Spaces, Voices, and Texts.”

This event is free and open to the public–all are welcome.

For more information, please see the conference website:

Sponsored by Sponsored by Center for Portuguese Studies, the Dept. of English, the Dept. of French and Italian, the Dept. of History, the Dept. of Religious Studies, the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Graduate Division, the Medieval Studies Program, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, and Translation Studies, and the IHC.