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Theater & Dance

The Worth of Women (Il merito delle donne)

at NYU Villa La Pietra

Date
October 6, 2019
Time
6:00 pm
Overview

Please note: THIS PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT NYU VILLA LA PIETRA IN FLORENCE, ITALY at 6pm LOCAL TIME

Kairos Italy Theater and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
in collaboration with New York University Florence
present the Italian premiere of

The Worth of Women (Il Merito delle Donne)
by Moderata Fonte
In English with Italian Supertitles

Translated by Virginia Cox
Adapted and directed by Jay Stern in collaboration with Laura Caparrotti
with Laura Caparrotti, Tali Custer, Cali Gilman, Marta Mondelli, Caterina Nonis, Irene Turri and Annie Watkins
Original Music Erato Kremmida
Lyrics adapted from Moderata Fonte by Meggie-Kate Coleman

Followed by a Q&A with Virginia Cox (NYU)

Kairos Italy Theater, theater company in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò presents seven women dialoging about gender equality and the responsibility of husbands, fathers, sons and lovers. Written by Moderata Fonte (pen name of the venetian Modesta Pozzo) between 1588 and 1592 and published after her death in 1600.

Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women’s status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals.