La Mirtilla, scenes from a play by Isabella Andreini (1588)


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Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production
Presents a staged reading performed at the upcoming Legacies of Commedia dell' Arte conference, organized by Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg
La Mirtilla
Scenes from a play by Isabella Andreini (1588)

A production by L.A. Camerata, directed by Marylin Winkle
Seventeen years before the first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1605), Isabella Andreini dedicated her pastoral drama, La Mirtilla (1588), to Lady Lavinia della Rovere. Yet, there is no evidence that this work has ever been performed! Andreini represents many shades of love in a comedic tapestry that stands out from other pastorals with its moments of gravity that resonate with today's #metoo movement. Our staged reading (in English, translated by Dr. Julie Campbell) will include live music by women composers on period instruments.
Featuring: Matthew Hancock, Amy K. Harmon, Michaela Slezak, Donnie Smith, and Marylin Winkle
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
WHERE: UC Riverside, Studio Theatre, ARTS 113
FREE and open to the public.

This performance is part of the Legacies of Commedia dell' arteconference: “Others” and the production of theatre from early-modern Italy through modern-day California
Organized by Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg, Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production
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Parking: TBA
Information: (951) 827-3245  

Sponsored by grants from the Center for Ideas and Society, the University of California Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs and Initiative Funding through the UC Humanities Research Institute and the UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production.