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Plays by Asa Palomera

The Curious Lives of Shakespeare & Cervantes

Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two of the world's most famous authors, William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. This comic romp through the lives of literary masters William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes charts their influence on the modern world. It contrasts the fortunes of two contemporaries whose native countries' – England and Spain – went from alliance to enmity in a short space of time. Productions of The Curious Lives of Shakespeare & Cervantes include Adam House Theatre (Edinburgh, 2010), Bloomsbury Theatre (London, 2010), the Thai premiere (Bangkok Theatre Festival, 2014); and a staged reading at Tara Theatre (London, 2016).

Asa Palomera is a Japanese/Korean playwright and director. Trained at NYU Tisch, she started her theatre career on and off Broadway under the producer, Joseph Papp. In Melbourne, she created the Women of Asia Company that produced Monologues and The Prodigal Daughter which won the City of Melbourne Award for Original Play and was invited to open at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her play The Curious Lives of Shakespeare & Cervantes opened at Edinburgh's Adam House Theatre and was performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London before returning to Asia.