Real Escuela Superior De Arte Dramático, Madrid, Spain

Real Escuela Superior De Arte Dramático, Madrid, Spain

Visit of NURIA ALKORTA -- November 1-4, 2016

Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid, Spain

Director, Compañíadelabarca


Title: “El teatro de Calderón: deltexto al escenario”

Date and time: Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. Reception following.

Place: ObservatoriodelInstituto Cervantes, 2 Arrow Street, 4th floor.

A founding member and the director of the Compañíadelabarca, NuriaAlkorta has been professor of Interpretation at the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid since 1999. She launched her teaching career in 1996 in Harvard’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where she developed courses on the Spanish language, studied through classic dramatic texts. She holds the doctorate in Philology and is author of a dissertation titled Del pensamiento a la puestaenescenaen el teatro de Calderón [From Thought to Performance in the Theater of Calderón]. In the U.S. she has directed stagings in English of works by Calderón, Cervantes, Chekov,Brecht, Druas and Mamet. At the A.R.T. she served as directorial assistant to Andrei Serban, Scott Zigler and David Mamet.

The Compañíadelabarca, founded in 2008, is devoted to the recuperation, study and diffusion of the theater of Pedro Calderón de la Barca, as well as of playwrights attuned to the dramatic art and philosophical concerns of the author of Life Is a Dream. It was conceived, according to its director, as the focal point of a Center dedicated to research, interpretation and stage production of works written by the writer known as the Baroque’s “Monster Wit”.


Title: “Interpreting the Dramatic Characters of Calderón”

Date and time: Friday, November 4, 2-4 p.m.

Place: Real ColegioComplutense, 26 Trowbridge Street (corner Harvard Street), Cambridge.

The workshop will be based on scenes from Calderón’scomedia,La damaduende, with participation from volunteer actors and audience members. For more information, contact Mary Gaylord, .


NuriaAlkorta will also participate in two sessions of Spanish 124, “Cervantes and the Art of Reading”. On Tuesday, November 1, she will coach a dramatic reading of Cervantes’s comic interlude, El retablo de las maravillas. On Thursday, November 3, she will direct an experimental dramatic reading of an episode from Don Quixote.Place TBA.

If you would like to visit either of these sessions, plase contact Mary Gaylord.


The visit of NuriaAlkorta is made possible by the Office for External Promotion of Spanish Culture, a division of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain, as well as by the Instituto Cervantes, the Real ColegioComplutense and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Harvard University.