Page extent: 136
ISBN: 9781849434706
Binding: PaperBack

A Soldier in Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs

Luis Mario Moncada

Translated by Gary Owen

Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation. Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare’s history plays. A Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production. Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.

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ISBN13 9781849434706
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 136


'A master class in both storytelling and the applicability of Shakespeare’s style (it is inspired by his Histories). Luis Mario Moncada’s script, and Gary Owen’s translation, combine to create a superb text with plenty of meat for the cast.' 5 stars – What’s On Stage

‘Fabulous… In this summer of Shakespearean internationalism… this latest RSC commission may prove the most inventively exciting of all.’ – The Times