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By Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Calderón, the good dramatist of Spain’s Golden Age, was once a talented author of comedy. His severe dramas have lengthy been very popular within the English-speaking international, yet his many glowing comedies are an untapped reservoir for the modern theater. The 4 performs during this quantity, 3 of which seem in English for the 1st time, were translated through Kenneth Muir, the famous British pupil and director.

These are comedies of intrigue. They activate mysterious, quarrels, and jealousies, and so they abound in difficulty and misunderstandings, but in spite of everything all is defined, to the pride of the viewers. Muir’s lengthy event with appearing and directing and his prepared ear for the nuances of the English language, with his perceptive severe scholarship, have enabled him to supply a textual content that actors can communicate clearly, and that glossy audiences can take pleasure in as did the audiences of seventeenth-century Spain. the sleek, poetical discussion and the masterly stagecraft of Calderón are undiminished in those deft translations.

The performs featured are From undesirable to Worse, The mystery Spoken Aloud, The Worst isn't continually Certain, and The benefits and downsides of a Name. Ann L. Mackenzie has supplied an advent to every play and notes at the textual content that would be valuable to the actors and administrators who search to give those comedies as they have been intended—on the level.

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Two GUARDS b r i n g i n LISARDA: h e r f a c e i s c o v e r e d b y her cloak] GUARD: We have found t h i s l a d y i n t h e i n n e r room. Uncover, madam. GOVERNOR: Let h e r a l o n e . Seiiora, You need n o t show your f a c e . I know t h a t I Should show t h i s c o u r t e s y ; pardon me, t h e n , That I have come t o t a k e you. CESAR: Pardon me, r a t h e r : That s h e does n o t go w i t h you. I ' m r e s o l v e d To p e r i s h r a t h e r than permit such o u t r a g e . GOVERNOR: Don C6sar Ursino, do n o t speak So a r r o g a n t l y ; f o r , d e s p i t e your courage, I t w i l l n o t b e s o e a s y f o r you t o f r e e h e r A s t o d e c l a r e i t .

The Governor comes t o s e e k you. CESAR: He h a s been warned That I was h e r e . LISARDA: [Aside] My f a t h e r ! Heaven p r o t e c t me! For when h e spoke t h i s morning about honor, It was a warning. What i s t o b e done? CE SAR : CAMACHO: F l y t o t h e s e a , and plow t h e g l a s s y waves. CESAR: F a r e w e l l , sefiora, I d a r e n o t s t a y h e r e l o n g e r I must f l y d i s a s t e r . I f you go, my l o r d , LISARDA : My own w i l l be upon me. CESAR: What do you a s k ?

Go i n and h i d e . Go q u i c k l y , w h i l e I s t a y t o g u a r d t h e d o o r . You've n a u g h t t o f e a r , s e i i o r a . When t h e y f i n d m e , I t ' s me t h e y s e e k . They w i l l n o t s e a r c h f o r you. L'ZSARDA: [ F l e e i n g ] Come, C e l i a , f o l l o w m e . [Exit] CELIA: [ L o s i n g her c h o p i n e s ] 0 heavens! My s h o e s ! [Exit] CESAR: P i c k up t h o s e s h o e s . CAWACHO : Here's a f i n e m e s s we're i n ! [Exit w i t h shoes] [ E n t e r the GOVERNOR, a c c o m p a n i e d b y GUARDS a n d SERVANTS] GOVERNOR: Are you n o t Don C6sar U r s i n o ?

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