We share and appreciate the warm message of congratulations for the tenth anniversary of Fundación Shakespeare Argentina, from Dr. Alfredo Michel Modenessi, member of our International Advisory Board. Dr. Modenessi is Professor in Theater and Translation at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
México City, May 22, 2021
Dearest Mercedes and Carlos,
It’s been a short, or a long, ten years since that week in Prague and our delightful conversation about your project, in our own language and, better yet, at once serious and light – seldom the case in certain circles where dull and tiresome bardolatry rules.
Short, in view of the many years to come; long, considering the few that other endeavors manage to survive. Congratulations.
Allow me to celebrate by quoting some lines from sonnet 6:
“…That use is not forbidden usury,
Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
That’s for thy self to breed another thee,
Or ten times happier, be it ten for one;
Ten times thy self were happier than thou art,
If ten of thine ten times refigured thee…”
Dr. Alfredo Michel Modenessi
Profesor de Literatura Dramática, Teatro y Traducción
Dr. Modenessi is the translator of the outstanding Romeo & Juliet bilingual Podcast by Public Theater in New York. See more details: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2021/romeo-y-julieta/