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Pedro de Urdemalas (1614-1615), Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Productions in Spanish

Pedro de Urdemalas (Ana Istarú)

Director: Ana Istarú
Dates: 27 October 1968
Venue: Teatro Nacional de la Ciudad de Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Further information

Also opened 4-12-1969 in Teatro Español de Madrid

Pedro de Urdemalas (Elisa Lerner)

Director: Elisa Lerner
Production company: Compañía de Gaspar Cano
Dates: 15 July 1998
Venue: Corral de Comedias de Almagro
Location: Almagro (Ciudad Real), Spain
Critical response

See López Mozo 1999

  • López Mozo, Jerónimo. Jan. 1999. ‘De pícaro a cómico’, Reseña, 301, 18-19 (in Spanish)

Further information

Part of the Festival de Almagro

Productions in English

Pedro, the Great Pretender (Virgilio Piñera)

Director: Virgilio Piñera
Based on translation: Pedro, the Great Pretender (2004) by Roberto Cossa
Production company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Dates: 1 September 2004
Venue: The Swan Theatre
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Critical response

The Royal Shakespeare Company production (in English) was well reviewed, and often mentioned Osment’s translation which was written in verse-forms which matched the rhyme scheme and metre of the original Spanish verse. See Billington 2004 and Shuttleworth 2004

  • Billington, Michael. 2004. Review of Pedro, the Great Pretender, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Guardian, 10 September, p. 26

  • Shuttleworth, Ian. 2004. Review of Pedro, the Great Pretender, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Financial Times, 13 September, p. 17

Further information

Toured to Newcastle, Madrid and London

Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 24 February 2011.

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