FSA celebrated Shakespeare’s Birthday at Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges on April 23 2013.
FSA organized a great celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday in Buenos Aires on April 23 hosted by Fundación Borges thanks to Mrs. María Kodama, Borges’s widow and President.
First, Director and praised Drama Teacher Augusto Fernandes spoke about Shakespeare’s work from his perspective as a director. He referred to his first approach to Shakespeare. He expressed the concern about the difficulties of working with existing Shakespeare translations into Spanish for the stage.
He also shared his experience on making his own production of the play Pericles in Germany. Then, Dr. Rolando Costa Picazo gave a brilliant Lecture on Shakespeare in Borges’s work. He mentioned the multiple and deep references on Shakespeare in Borges’s work. Finally recalled the famous Lecture given by Borges at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC (USA).