Gender, Parody and Musical Theatre in Early 18th Century Spain
In this talk, we will explore the world of Spanish baroque musical theatre through the lens of Acis y Galatea (Acis and Galatea), an operatic work performed for King Philip V of Spain in 1708. What makes this work interesting and worthy of attention is that it reverses gender roles of the era, while also satirizing the archetype of the male lover so commonly found in dramatic works of the period. Also, as we shall see, it mocks operatic conventions of the baroque. Why and how does it do so? Please join me to find out!
Deans' Lecture Series
Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In these online talks you'll hear from distinguished members of the faculties at the University of Victoria and learn about their research interests.