Thursday 14 April 2016 to Sunday 04 September 2016

The Spanish National Library presents the first translations published in Spain of works by the British playwright.

The BNE, in collaboration with the British Council, commemorates the fourth centenary of Shakespeare’s death with a brief exhibition of thirteen of his first translations published in Spain: manuscripts and printed books by authors such as Ramon de la Cruz Fernandez de Moratín or José María Blanco -White along with the first printed editions from the last century in Catalan, Basque or Galician editions.

In his introduction to this exhibition Vicente Molina Foix explains that these translations are " ways to love the bard, through words themselves" meaning that "the greatest tribute that a writer can pay to another is by translating his or her work".

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Arts, ShakespeareLives, Literature