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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Ranjit Bolt was educated at The Perse School, Cambridge, and at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He workedas an investment analyst and adviser for eight years, before concentrating on theatre translation from the end of 1990. His acclaimed translations for the theatre include works by Molière, Seneca, Sophocles, Corneille, Beaumarchais, Brecht, Goldoni, and Zorilla. He was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in 2003.

    Ranjit Bolt

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    In addition to her dramaturgical work, Lydia Garci is the Denver Center for the Performing Arts first-ever Executive Director of Equity and Organization Culture. Lydia was a resident lecturer and teacher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she dramaturged more than 20 plays in 8 seasons including the world premieres of Sean Graney’s The Yeomen of the Guard, Alexa Junge’s Fingersmith, Tracy Young and Oded Gross’s The Imaginary Invalid and The Servant of Two Masters, and Octavio Solis’s Quixote.

    She is also a trained staff facilitator for issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. She holds a BA in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, and is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

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Production History

  • 2020

    Apr. 17 2020

    • FIRST READS: An Online Educational Series

      A livestreamed exploration of Much Ado About Nothing featuring actors from across the country under the direction of Desdemona Chiang.

  • 2019

    Jun. 6 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Desdemona Chiang with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

    • Produced by:

      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival