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El viejo celoso (1610-1615), Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Productions in Spanish

Entremeses (included La cueva de Salamanca, El viejo celoso and El retablo de las maravillas) (José Luis Gómez, Rosario Ruiz)

Director: José Luis Gómez , Rosario Ruiz
Dates: 23 March 1996
Venue: Teatro de la Abadía
Location: Madrid, Spain
Further information

Photos and a list of company members are available in El teatro según Cervantes, Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico, 20, Madrid, Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico.

Maravillas de Cervantes (Joan Font )

Director: Joan Font
Production company: Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico
Dates: March 2000
Venue: Teatro de la Comedia
Location: Madrid, Spain
Critical response

The production was very well received by the Spanish press, who often commented on the huge ambulatory puppetry that characterised it.  A study of the production with statements by key members of the team along with a compendium of reviews is available (in Spanish)  in Cervantes en la Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico, 21, Madrid, Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico. Full colour photos of Maravillas de Cervantes (including El viejo celoso) are also included in that issue.

Further information

The production was a programme of Cervantes’ work, also including El retablo de las maravillas, Los habladores, La cueva de Salamanca, La elección de los alcaldes de Daganzo and El viejo celoso. The production also toured.

Productions in English

Spanish Interludes (Three of Cervantes’ entremeses: The Jealous Old Man, The Marvellous Puppet Show, The Watchdog) (Kathleen Jeffs (née Mountjoy))

Director: Kathleen Jeffs (née Mountjoy)
Based on translation: The Jealous Old Man by John O'Neill , The Marvellous Puppet Show by Oxford University Playwriting and Dramaturgy Soc. , The Watchdog by Oxford University Playwriting and Dramaturgy Soc.
Production company: Oxford University Playwriting and Dramaturgy Society
Dates: from 5 August 2005 to 14 August 2005
Venue: C Central, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Further information

Also played 15-19 February 2005 at the Burton-Taylor Theatre in Oxford.

The Jealous Old Man (John O'Neill)

Director: John O'Neill
Based on translation: The Jealous Old Man by John O'Neill , The Jealous Old Man by John O'Neill
Dates: from 10 December 2008 to 12 December 2008
Venue: The Old Anatomy Museum, King’s College London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Further information

Performed also with a translation by John O’Neill of Lorca’s Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (The Love of Don Perlimplín)

Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 4 October 2010.

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