Gluttonous, Raunchy, Late Medieval: A Staged Reading of Six New Play Translations

When and Where

Friday, April 14, 2023 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 15, 2023 4:00 pm
Floor 2
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St George St.


Presented by PLS and the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Medieval World Drama Working Group in conjunction with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies featuring four impressive Toronto actors who don’t usually stoop to humour this low:

Jane Smythe | Michaella Mairi Kinloch | Marlow Stainfield | James Hyett

in debut performances of just-published (or pre-publication!) English-language translations by Alexandra Atiya (PhD Candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies) and Jody Enders (Distinguished Professor of French and Theater, UC Santa Barbara, translator and editor of four major collections of medieval French farces, including The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English)

Free and Open to the Public

Friday April 14, 7:00pm and Saturday April 15, 1:30pm

with invited talks by both translators, followed by a Q&A, on Saturday April 15, 11:00am at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79 St George St., Floor 2 (due to elevator issues, Floor 2 is only accessible by stairs)

*A staged reading is a lightly rehearsed early showing of a new play text, or a text in development, before any full production has begun—the actors hold the scripts in their hands, with minimal movement and production elements, often revealing the text to a public audience for the first time.

Contact Information


Jackman Humanities Institute, Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies


79 St George St.