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ATTEND: The Marvelous Puppet Show: An Illuminated Lecture on Saturday April 20th

Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shatto Chapel, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020 United States
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In this illuminated lecture, Professor Barbara Fuchs addresses Miguel de Cervantes’ surprisingly timely take on the trustworthiness of media. How does who we are shape what we see and believe? And how do the purveyors of media manipulate those distinctions?

In The Marvelous Puppet Show, the author of Don Quixote gives us a story of charlatans who con an audience of nervous villagers. For better or for worse, the short play invites us to become that audience. As it dissects the foibles of belief and belonging, Cervantes’ uncannily prescient interlude poses uncomfortable questions for the here and now. This lecture interweaves scholarship presented by Dr. Fuchs with performances by actors from theatre dybbuk.

The lecture will take place in Shatto Chapel at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and will be followed by a Q & A.

The event will take place on April 20th from 7 PM to 9 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

This event is presented in partnership with Diversifying the Classics at UCLA and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-marvelous-puppet-show-an-illuminated-lecture-tickets-861627309477

ABOUT PROFESSOR BARBARA FUCHS: Barbara Fuchs is Distinguished Professor of Spanish and English at UCLA. She works on European cultural production from the late fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, with a special emphasis on literature and empire, and on theater and performance in transnational contexts. She directs the UCLA “Diversifying the Classics” initiative, which translates and promotes Hispanic classical theater, as well as LA Escena, Los Angeles’ biennial festival of Hispanic Classical Theater. Her most recent books are Theater of Lockdown: Digital and Distanced Performance in a Time of Pandemic (Bloomsbury/Methuen 2021) and, with Robin Kello and Aina Soley, the forthcoming anthology Golden Tongues: Adapting Hispanic Classical Theater in Los Angeles (Bloomsbury/Methuen 2024).

ABOUT THEATRE DYBBUK: theatre dybbuk seeks to illuminate universal human experience by exploring Jewish thought through lyrical theatrical performances and innovative educational encounters. More information can be found at theatredybbuk.org.


Apr 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Shatto Chapel, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020 United States
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