Page extent: 191
ISBN: 9780948230264
Binding: PaperBack

Calderon: Three Plays

Pedro Calderon

Translated by Adrian Mitchell
PaperBack (01 Jan 1991)

The Mayor of Zalamea, Life's a Dream, The Great Theatre of the World

In The Mayor of Zalamea, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre, peasants’ honour clashes with military discipline. Life’s a Dream is Calderón’s most famous philosophical play. The Great Theatre of the World is an allegorical work that would originally have been performed in the street to the accompaniment of music and dancing.

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Additional Information

ISBN13 9780948230264
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 191


'Adrian Mitchell's translation into various verse forms is spectacular' Spectator

'A blazing masterpiece' The Times

'Adrian Mitchell's version of the multi-toned tragi-comedy is something of a revelation. For it show that Calderon can be done into English with the kind of fluency (and fun) which we might expect from our own Jacobean playwrights - and with a flavour all his own' Daily Telegraph