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Lady Boba, The
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Lady Boba, The

A Woman of Little Sense

Lope de Vega (translated by David Johnston)
 
Nise and Finea are famous beauties. Their father, Don Octavio, a wealthy businessman, is doing his best to marry them off and an exotic collection of determined young suitors are competing for the prizes. The sticking point? Nise, the elder sister, is too clever for her own good, whilst younger sister Finea is notoriously stupid.

Can the family hide Finea’s shortcomings long enough to hoodwink a suitor into marriage? Surely the combination of a dancing master and a huge dowry will do the trick? The ploy is more successful than anyone might have anticipated…

A Woman of Little Sense is a big-hearted and hilarious romantic comedy which celebrates the power of love.

Cast : 11M, 4F (doubling possible)
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-044-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Lady Boba, The
$19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Lady Boba, The

A Woman of Little Sense

Lope de Vega (translated by David Johnston)
 
Nise and Finea are famous beauties. Their father, Don Octavio, a wealthy businessman, is doing his best to marry them off and an exotic collection of determined young suitors are competing for the prizes. The sticking point? Nise, the elder sister, is too clever for her own good, whilst younger sister Finea is notoriously stupid.

Can the family hide Finea’s shortcomings long enough to hoodwink a suitor into marriage? Surely the combination of a dancing master and a huge dowry will do the trick? The ploy is more successful than anyone might have anticipated…

A Woman of Little Sense is a big-hearted and hilarious romantic comedy which celebrates the power of love.

Cast : 11M, 4F (doubling possible)
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-044-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age
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Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age

A Story of Chance and Transformation

David Johnston
 
What this book most definitely is not, is yet another academic discussion of Lope de Vega, Calderon and their contemporaries, divorced from any understanding of what makes these plays work so brilliantly on our stages.

Instead it is a leading contemporary translator’s account of why these plays deserve to assume their rightful place in our performance repertoire, firmly set within the demands and opportunities of how our theatre works.

In a way it is the story of a love affair between a translator and a dramatic tradition whose riches are only now becoming apparent to theatre audiences; but it is also an exploration of the ways in which translation itself takes plays that are distant from us in time and space and makes them real and visible in terms of our own experience and our contemporary sensibilities.

Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-036-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only