Fundación Shakespeare Argentina (FSA) celebrates 7 years!
Fundación Shakespeare Argentina is a non profit organisation, registered as a charity in 2011, conceived as a cultural, educational and collaborative project and ever since, it is the only institution of its kind among Latin American Spanish speaking countries. Our mission is not only to promote a consistent engagement with Shakespeare´s works, but to ensure a better understanding and appreciation of these and in addition to spread Argentine artistic and intellectual productions based on or inspired by Shakespeare.
FSA is a member of the International Shakespeare Association (ISA), the Shakespeare Theater Association (STA) and the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA). We are very grateful to belong to these organisations.
We have developed important international collaborative projects: Among the many, the highlights include the following:
A Surrealist Portrait of Shakespeare by the great Argentine artist Juan Carlos Liberti shines today at the Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford upon Avon to our pride. In 2011 at the World Shakespeare Congress in Prague, FSA featured Liberti´s illustrations on Rafael Squirru’s Shakespeare translations, painted back in the 70’s and 80´s.
FSA presented and hosted the World Shakespeare Project (WSP) in Argentina together with Dr Sheila Cavanagh of Emory University. We connected Argentine students from private and state run universities with their counterparts sharing the difficulties and joys while studying Shakespeare and how Shakespeare disputes and impacts society today.
FSA collaborates with the international MIT’s project “Global Shakespeares” co-directed by Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin. We are bold for having made possible that the complete productions: Noche de Reyes (Twelfth Night), directed by Jorge Azurmendi, and Rey Lear King Lear, starred by Alfredo Alcón and directed by Rubén Szuchmacher, are available online with open access. Through this wide and prestigious educational platform, Argentine artistic Shakespeare versions can be visible and a tool for Spanish speaking performance studies.
In Argentina we carried out multiple events and activities and we have developed a comprehensive website where you can discover Shakespeare through Argentine artists and international experts.
We celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare and Cervantes legacy with special events and activities.
Together with the Argentine-British Community Council we made a significant Tribute and we donated a commemorative plaque that was placed at the foot of the monument to Shakespeare made by the Argentine sculptor Jose Fioravanti in 1964 at the Rose Garden of the Parque Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires.
Watch the video with some unforgettable moments: