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The Mayor of Zalamea

The Mayor of Zalamea

By Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Adapted by Adrian Mitchell.

Product Code: M83000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 10m., 3w. (extras.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

"Calderón's play, in Mitchell's robust, down-to-earth rhyming translation, is an undoubted world masterpiece: a battle-to-the-death between the instinctive honor-rooted justice of the Spanish peasant and the narrow, castebound justice of the military. We are in a small Spanish town where Philip II's troops are billeted en route for Portugal. An arrogant captain falls obsessively in love with the daughter of Crespo, a rich peasant farmer. Having failed to win the girl openly, the captain whisks her off to a forest and rapes her. When Crespo becomes mayor, the stage is then set for a conflict between his desire for instant justice and the tribal code of the Spanish army, a deadlock that is resolved only by the arrival of the king himself." (Michael Billington, The Guardian) In The Mayor of Zalamea, which premiered at the National Theatre in London, Calderon challenges our preconceived ideas of honor, of individual responsibility and of personal dignity and asks us to examine the relationship between civil law and military authority.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code M83000
  • Cast Size 13
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 155 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780871292964
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.