The Phoenix of Madrid

by  Calderon de la Barca, Laurence Boswell

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 3f

A three-act comedy from the Spanish Golden Age. Plot centres on Don Pedro, a wealthy courtier, who must marry off his three headstrong young daughters, who are already romantically involved with a variety of extravagant suitors. The play has a fairly…

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A three-act comedy from the Spanish Golden Age. Plot centres on Don Pedro, a wealthy courtier, who must marry off his three headstrong young daughters, who are already romantically involved with a variety of extravagant suitors. The play has a fairly complex plot but each actor has frequent asides to the audience to explain their motivations and intentions. Poetic language with many long, lyrical passages. Has a light, satirical edge that pokes fun at the pomposity and neuroses of 17th-century aristocracy, but remains at its heart a gentle romantic comedy with a happy resolution.
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 17th Century
  • Setting: Simple settings, both interior and exterior
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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6m, 3f
M6 F3 (Mostly 40s-50s, 3 x 20s)
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Calderon de la Barca

Calderon de la Barca

Laurence Boswell

Laurence Boswell

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