Out of the Wings

Project Description:

Out of the Wings aims to make the riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America accessible to English-speaking researchers and theatre professionals. The virtual environment being developed for the project contains details of plays written in Spanish in different periods and countries, as well as information about their authors, sample translations into English, synopses, performance histories and many other tools for interpreting the featured drama.Users are able to search through a database of Spanish-language plays (either generically under Golden Age, Modern Spanish and Spanish American or by key words – genre, type of play, number of characters, theme, etc.) to find the play or plays that are relevant to their own programming or research needs. The entries of individual plays will all be contextualised through synopsis, sample translation, production notes, critical responses and performance history, and a final section will guide users towards a directory of theatre translators.