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House of Desires

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Catherine Boyle

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3f, 6m

House of Desires
by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, translated by Catherine Boyle

Don Pedro loves Dona Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Dona Ana but betrothed to Don Juan äó_ This 17th-century romantic farce is a wild tale of confusion and mistaken identities complete with wily servants and groping suitors. House of …

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 6m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Don Pedro loves Dona Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Dona Ana but betrothed to Don Juan äó_ This 17th-century romantic farce is a wild tale of confusion and mistaken identities complete with wily servants and groping suitors. House of Desires examines the idea of free will for women at a time when a woman's role was subject to a strict moral code. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the age, a poet, nun and major baroque literary figure of Mexico.

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Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: 17th Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Simple setting, 17th century
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3f, 6m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Author

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Author

Catherine Boyle

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