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Three Plays: The Mayor of Zalamea, Life's a Dream, & The Great Theatre of the World [Paperback]

Pedro Calderon De La Barca , A. Mitchell

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1 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 Calderon'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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"On The Mayor of Zalamea: '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 "

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"Born in Madrid, he was educated by the Jesuits, studies law and philosophy, and for 10 years served in the Milanese and in Flanders. 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. "

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5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Golden Age 26 Feb 2011
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Claderon at his best. Adrian Mitchell's adaptation is actor-friendly and maintains the beautiful images of the original text. A must read for classical theatre enthusiasts.
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