26th May 2018
Thereby Hangs A Tale tells two astonishing stories from the 16th Century Spanish colonisation of the Americas, performed with live music accompaniment.
Malinche, by Haniel Long (1939) – the Nahua woman, interpreter and lover of Hernan Cortes, tells her story with insights into the exploitation of women that resonates today. Performed by Argentinian actress, Magdalena Ruiz.
The Interlinear of Cabeza de Vaca by Haniel Long (1936) – the conquistador retells the story of his spectacularly disastrous expedition. “A bright spot in the history of man” Henry Miller. Performed by Tom Morris with original music by Gavin Irvine.