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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Acting Funny on the Catalan Stage El teatre còmic en català (1900-2016)

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2016

Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Arts One 128 Mile End Campus



An International Conference at the Centre for Catalan Studies 28-29 June 2016
Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS
28 June: 9.30am-6.30pm 29 June: 10am-1pm

Speakers include: Enric Gallén, David George, Isabel Marcillas Piquer, Biel Sansano, Núria Santamaria, and Martí Fons Sastre. 

Surprise entertainment will be provided
Registration is free, but places are limited
For reservations and all inquiries contact Professor John London:


Comedy is the basis of modern Catalan theatre, but is it possible to talk of a tradition of specifically Catalan humour on stage?
Apart from a few famous touring names – such as Els Joglars – who have been the unrecognized actors and authors working to entertain?
Is the laughter provoked escapist or critical?
And can comedy be translated?

An international group of scholars and practitioners will come to Queen Mary to discuss these issues.

Acting, written plays and contemporary performance will all be discussed.

Papers in Catalan and English.
Video projections.
Surprise entertainment.

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