Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price
Celestina, madam of the local brothel, is commissioned by a nobleman to help him seduce a beautiful young woman. Using all her wiles and with the help of two greedy servants she goes about weaving her spells… with tragic results.
Fernando de Rojas’ play Celestina has been a pivotal work of European culture since 1499, when it was first performed, and the character of the ever resourceful procuress Celestina has inspired artists from Goya to Picasso.
This version of Celestina, translated by John Clifford, was first performed at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2004, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
This edition of the play, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, includes an introduction by John Clifford.