Ohio Wesleyan University students have adapted medieval Spanish romances with new translations, fresh music, and shadow puppets to give the classic stories modern-day meaning.
The students will debut their creation, “Medieval Ballads in Miniature: Shadow of Myself,” at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 followed by a question-and-answer session. Both events will be held online with access to be posted at www.owu.edu/medievalballads. Afterward, the production will be available for on-demand viewing from Nov. 2 through Nov. 30 at www.owu.edu/stream.
“Medieval Ballads in Miniature” features an original translation, adaptation, and performance by senior Hannah Treadway, a Spanish and Music double-major from Tiffin, Ohio, along with new music by senior Noah Green, a music composition major from Granville, Ohio.
The show is directed by Paula Rodríguez, a Spanish actress based in London who defines herself as a “classical theatre re-maker and a multidisciplinary storyteller.” The project, part of a student internship, was supervised and produced by Glenda Nieto-Cuebas, Ph.D., an OWU associate professor of Modern Foreign Languages.