Literature - Theater

The Satin Slipper

Allegorical work in which Claudel addresses the theme of purification through love. Although the form is theatrical, the length and complexity make it more suitable for reading than for being performed....

Hamlet

Hold Hamlet, the king of Denmark, is dead. His widow Gertrude marries his brother, Claudius, who becomes king. Hamlet's son sees a ghost of his father who tells his son that Claudius poisoned him. His...

A saint in a Hurry

José María Pemán (1897-1981) was a journalist, poet, narrator, playwright, essayist and great speaker. A native of Cádiz, he married Carmen Domecq and they had 9 children.

A Saint in a Hurry is a...

Macbeth

Returning victorious against rebels in Scotland, Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. They say he will become thane of Cawdor and then king, and Banquo's sons will be kings too. Lady Macbeth urges him...

Much Ado About Nothing

Claudio, Benedick and the prince of Arragon visit the duke of Messina, Lorenzo, the uncle of Beatrice and father of Hero. Beatrice and Benedick begin to like each other after being tricked into believing...

The Merchant of Venice

Antonio, a rich merchant, is told by his friend Bassanio, a Venetian nobleman, that he needs to pay 3,000 ducats if he is to gain the hand of the heiress Portia. Antonio borrows from the Jewish usurer...

As You Like It

When Frederick usurps his brother's dukedom, the brother has to live in Arden forest. His daughter Rosalind is a friend of Frederick's daughter Celia and they watch Orlando wrestle. He is the son of Rowland...

An Inspector Calls

"An Inspector Calls" is a short play about a young woman who has died in an infirmary after ingesting disinfectant. A family dinner party is held and is interrupted by the arrival of an inspector...

A Man For All Seasons

While King Henry VIII maintained that there were no definitions for marriage, his Chancellor Sir Thomas More declared than no human law could change the institution. With the inevitable conflict of minds,...

An Enemy of the People

A play that, following its author's own style, has a background of social criticism. The doctor of a famous balneary, Dr. Thomas Stockmann, discovers that the sea waters are contaminated. As the poor people...