Raúl Esparza in Two Monsters of Nature: Lope de Vega and William Shakespeare

Brooklyn Public Library and Public Shakespeare Initiative continue their partnership with TWO MONSTERS OF NATURE on Thursday 12/17. 

Brooklyn Public Library In Association With The Public Theater Presents:
TWO MONSTERS OF NATURE: LOPE DE VEGA AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

With Raúl Esparza and Philip Lorenz

TWO MONSTERS OF NATURE: LOPE DE VEGA AND WILLIAM SHAKEPSEARE | PSI Presents on 12/17 at 7PM.

Two writers. Two languages. Two colonial superpowers, linked by an explosion of theater-making and vital new questions of the individual imagination. Come hear how Lope de Vega, the author of more than a thousand plays, and William Shakespeare used the dynamic and populist form of theater to explore and interrogate the corrupt, militaristic, and misogynist monarchies they called home. With readings in English and Spanish by a cast including Tony Award nominated actor Raúl Esparza and commentary by Professor of Comparative Literature Philip Lorenz.

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PSI PRESENTS TWO MONSTERS OF NATURE: LOPE DE VEGA AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE will premiere on December 17 at 7:00PM ET on The Public Theater’s YouTube Channel. If you would like to attend the event via Zoom to engage in the Q&A, please RSVP at bklynlibrary.org

PSI PRESENTS TWO MONSTERS OF NATURE: LOPE DE VEGA AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE will be made available with English Closed Captions during its premiere. A Spanish translation will be made available online shortly after the premiere date. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact us at accessibility@publictheater.org.  

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Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development FundThe Shubert FoundationThe Tow FoundationNew York City Department of Cultural AffairsNew York State Council on the Arts, and David Rockefeller Foundation