Lope De Vega: Plays Two
A Band Honoured, The Labyrinth of Desire
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Lope De Vega: Plays Two by Lope de Vega
Book DescriptionA Bond Honoured translated by John Osborne The Labyrinth of Desire translated by Michael Jacobs John Osborne's highly-rated version of A Bond Honoured preserves Lope's distinctive voice but is also infused with Osborne's own obsessions. The result is powerful and effecting drama: a protagonist of cruel and merciless passions, a rapist and murderer, chances to meet Christ who then encourages the man to hang himself. The Labyrinth of Desire, a court drama about love and honour, that is in fact a provocative and witty comment on the emotional labyrinth that was Lope de Vega's own life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840021806
(210mm x 130mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Absolute Classics
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lope de Vega
Remedio en la Desdicha, Paperback (March 2014)
First published in 1931, this book contains the complete text of Lope de Vega's El remedio en la desdicha in the original Spanish.
Punishment without Revenge, Paperback (September 2013)
Originally from Lope de Vega, one of the most prolific writers and dramatists of the Spanish Age of theatre. This version is translated by the succesful playwright Meredith Oakes and brought to life again by Oberon Books.
Fuenteovejuna, Paperback (April 2012)
Often compared to Shakespeare, Moliere, and Racine, Lope de Vega is widely considered the greatest of all Spanish playwrights and "Fuenteovejuna" ("The Sheep Well") is among the most important Spanish Golden Age plays. This title presents a translation of the "Fuenteovejuna".
Fuente Ovejuna, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Lope de Vega
The villagers of Fuente Ovejuna in rural Spain rise up against their cruel and sexually predatory Commander, eventually killing him. When agents sent by the King and Queen set about torturing the villagers to find out who did the murder, each one gives the answer: 'Fuente Ovejuna did it'.
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Author Biography - Lope de Vega
"Lope de Vega (1562-1635), acknowledged as Spain's most lyrical and energetic dramatist, was a prolific and complusive writer. He treated an enormous range of subjects, often mingling comedy with tragedy, to the horror of the classicists, and defended his methods in his 'Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempe', published in 1609. John Osborne was born in London in 1929. He worked as a journalist for a number of trade magazines before becoming an Assistant Stage Manager and actor with several repertory companies. Look Back in Anger (1956) has come to stand as a key text for modern British Drama, and prompted other successes with The Entertainer and Epitaph for George Dillon. He was the first of many writers to be 'discovered' by the Royal Court Theatre, and Look Back in Anger was the first of the Royal Court's plays to be internationally recognised. Osborne adapted Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer for film. He also wrote an Oscar winning screenplay adaptation of Henry Fielding's novel Tom Jones. Micheal Jacobs was born in Italy and studied art history at the Courtauld Insitute, London. He then became a teacher and acclaimed travel writer. He is general editor for a series of volumes of Lope de Vega plays for Oberon Books. Plays Two includes his own translation of The Labyrinth of Desire and John Osborne's version of A Bond Honoured. "
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