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Calderon: Three Plays
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Calderon: Three Plays

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

Pedro Calderon
Adapted by Adrian Mitchell.

The Mayor of Zalamea
Peasants’ honour clashes with military discipline. 

Life’s a Dream
Calderón’s most famous philosophical play. 

The Great Theatre of the World
An allegorical work that would originally have been performed in the street to the accompaniment of music and dancing.

Adrian Mitchell''s version of the multi-toned tragi-comedy is something of a revelation. For it shows that Calderón 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

Oberon Books | 978-0-94823-026-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Life is a Dream
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Life is a Dream

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Pedro Calderon

Calderon's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish Kingdom.


'Rich, haunting of the great works of the Spanish golden age, yet it also seems to look forward to such modern dramatic concerns as the flexible nature of reality and the possibility of freedom in a world apparently governed by fate.' Daily Telegraph

Cast : 2F, 7M
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-060-1 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Life is a Dream
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Life is a Dream

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Pedro Calderon

One of the masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age (c.1630).

It is foretold that Prince Sigismund will become a tyrant. Alarmed, his father, the king, imprisons him. When he is released for a day as an experiment he proves the omens only too right, and, as a result, is incarcerated once more. Sigismund persuades himself that all that has passed is a dream and emerges to rule wisely and justly.

Translated by John Clifford.

Cast : 5M, 2F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-188-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB