Calderon: Three Plays

Calderon: Three Plays

by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, John Barton, Adrian Mitchell

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Includes the plays: 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849438391
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 387,349
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Adrian Mitchell was a much-loved playwright, poet and activist. His work in the theatre spans more than four decades. It includes original plays, many of them based on his heroes including William Blake, Mark Twain and Erik Satie, and adaptations of Spanish Golden Age and Russian classics. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and his plays have been performed across the world.
John Barton is a director and an Advisory Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (which he helped found in 1959). He spent nearly 20 years developing his epic 'Tantalus', which is an extension of his earlier work, 'The Greeks' (1980). He has adapted some twenty texts for the theatre and has also published, 'The First Stage', 'The Hollow Crown', 'The Wars of the Roses', 'The Greeks', 'La Ronde' and 'Playing Shakespeare'.

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