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The Phoenix of Madrid
     

The Phoenix of Madrid

by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Laurence Boswell (Translator)
 

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An hilarious comedy that reaches out effortlessly across the centuries. Don Pedro has it all - high position, wealth, a beautiful family. But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint. It is time to marry off his daughters.

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An hilarious comedy that reaches out effortlessly across the centuries. Don Pedro has it all - high position, wealth, a beautiful family. But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint. It is time to marry off his daughters.

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“A twisty-turny 17th century romp... deliciously wordy play an express-pace farce.” The Stage

“It's a kind of Golden Age farce of the "No sex please, we're Spanish" variety... quite fun” – Guardian

“[Boswell’s] done a sparky job with the romantic farce” – Observer

The Phoenix of Madrid is a knotty-plotty, swashbuckling comedy that lampoons 17th Century idiocies while reminding us that male and female follies in matters amorous remain one of the great constants.” –Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849431347
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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From the Publisher

“A twisty-turny 17th century romp... deliciously wordy play an express-pace farce.” The Stage

“It's a kind of Golden Age farce of the "No sex please, we're Spanish" variety... quite fun” – Guardian

“[Boswell’s] done a sparky job with the romantic farce” – Observer

The Phoenix of Madrid is a knotty-plotty, swashbuckling comedy that lampoons 17th Century idiocies while reminding us that male and female follies in matters amorous remain one of the great constants.” –Daily Telegraph

Meet the Author


Pedro Calderón de la Barc was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age. During certain periods of his life he was also a soldier and a Roman Catholic priest. Appreciated the world over, Calderon is thought of as one of Spain's foremost dramatists.

Laurence Boswell is a leading writer and director in the British theatre scene. As an Associate Director at the RSC he curated and directed the RSC’s Golden Age Season in 2004, which later transferred to the West End and to Madrid. He has also worked at a number of regional theatres and internationally. Laurence was appointed Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath at the beginning of 2011.

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