Read the ABC review (in Spanish)
Darci Strother writes, 'This innovative and intelligent version of Fuenteovejuna weaves together the past and present, the literary and the historical, fiction and reality, in a way that both does justice to Lope's canonical play, and to the four hundred years audiences have had since then to debate and analyze it' (2009: 198).
Strother, Darci L. 2009. (Review of Plaza’s 2008 Almagro production) ‘Fuenteovejuna’, Comedia Performance, 6, 1, 198-208 [production in Spanish, review in English]
The production adapted the text, eliminating the political situation and focusing on the crimes committed by the Comendador (Sánchez). As Sánchez writes, 'Clearly influenced by an unprecedented wave of criticism against right-wing politicians after Franco's dictatorship and especially against the current Spanish royal family, they adapted the comedy and shaped it into a series of provocative debates that discuss, first, the outrageous abuses committed by the nobility and people in office throughout history, and, secondly, the impending obligation to deprive the Bourbons in Spain of their undeserved privileges and immunity' (2009: 211).
Sánchez, Jorge Abril. 2009. (Review of Plaza and Abarca’s 2008 production.) ‘Crónica de Fuenteovejuna’, Comedia Performance, 6, 1, 209-15 [production in Spanish, review in English]
The production also played 19-20 June 2009 at a Festival in Alcalá. See the theatre company's website
Revived as 'The Sheepwell', Theatre Workshop, 1955
Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 10 March 2011.