UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Amy R. Williamsen

022013CampusPeople_WilliamsenThe Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has awarded Dr. Amy R. Williamsen of UNCG a certificate of commendation for the translation of “Agravio,” a romantic farce adapted from a Spanish Don Juan play written in the 1600s by Ana Caro. Williamsen, a professor of Hispanic studies and head of UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, worked with director Ian Borden, a professor of theater studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on his adaptation of the play staged last fall in Nebraska. “I did the translation and Ian did the adaptation,” Williamsen said. “The main thrill is having a woman writer’s work staged based on my translation over 350 years after she wrote it.” Williamsen translated Caro’s “Valor, Agravio y Mujer” for modern, English-speaking theater-goers.