The Fake Husband book launch

When and Where

Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Rosalind Kerr


CDTPS alumna Rosalind Kerr published her edited translation of The Fake Husband, an edited translation of Il finto marito (1618), by Flaminio Scala (the Shakespeare of the Commedia dell'Arte) in the spring of 2020. Due to the restrictions around the pandemic, we postponed the book launch celebration and rescheduled it for this November. At this event, Rosalind will present some sample readings and talk about her book.

About The Fake Husband
A famous full-length commedia play featuring a lesbian marriage and all sorts of other transvestite stage tricks, this up-to-date colloquial English version should appeal to theatre scholars, actors, directors, etc. who believe that acting techniques developed in the past don’t have to stay in the museum. Covering the arc of the commedia dell’arte as it adapts its improvisational magic to scripted texts, it’s funny and satirical! Read more about The Fake Husband.
Rosalind Kerr is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and a fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at U of T’s Victoria University. Read more about Rosalind Kerr, who has the honour of holding a Goggio Visiting Professorship in the Italian Studies Department for the Fall term in recognition of her scholarship on the Actresses in the Commedia dell’Arte.

The Zoom registration link and meeting details will be posted closer to the event.