The Lady Boba: A Woman of Little Sense

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Nise and Finea are famous beauties. Their father, Don Octavio, a wealthy businessman, is doing his best to marry them off and an exotic collection of determined young suitors are competing for the prizes. The sticking point? Nise, the elder sister, is too clever for her own good, whilst younger sister Finea is notoriously stupid. Can the family hide Finea’s shortcomings long enough to hoodwink a suitor into marriage? Surely the combination of a dancing master and a huge dowry will do the trick? The ploy is more ...
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Nise and Finea are famous beauties. Their father, Don Octavio, a wealthy businessman, is doing his best to marry them off and an exotic collection of determined young suitors are competing for the prizes. The sticking point? Nise, the elder sister, is too clever for her own good, whilst younger sister Finea is notoriously stupid. Can the family hide Finea’s shortcomings long enough to hoodwink a suitor into marriage? Surely the combination of a dancing master and a huge dowry will do the trick? The ploy is more successful than anyone might have anticipated. A Woman of Little Sense is a big-hearted and hilarious romantic comedy which celebrates the power of love.

"It’s an exuberant comedy, and David Johnston’s translation catches its energy." - Financial Times

"A new translation by David Johnston that delivers romance and comedy at a cracking pace." Five stars - The Public Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783190447
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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David Johnston is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. His principal research lies in theatre, and the theory and practice of literary translation. He is co-director of the Queen’s-based research forum Betwixt and Between: Translation and Cultural Encounter. He’s a multi-award winning translator for the stage, and has written versions of over thirty plays from Spain, Latin America and France for professional performance around the world. In the early 1990s, he won The Observer Special Award for Achievement in Theatre and London Weekend Television’s New Plays on Stage Award. He has had work performed on television and radio.

Lope de Vega (1562-1635), acknowledged as Spain's most lyrical and energetic dramatist, was a prolific and complusive writer. He treated an enormous range of subjects, often mingling comedy with tragedy, to the horror of the classicists, and defended his methods in his 'Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempe', published in 1609.

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