Fuente Ovejuna

Lope de Vega, translated by Laurence Boswell
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A masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of the Spanish Golden Age. When the people of the town of Fuente Ovejuna revolt against their tyrannical overlord and murder him, the authorities attempt to find out who is responsible, leading to one of the most memorable acts of resistance in world drama.

Production Info

Cast: 16 total (4 female, 12 male, flexible casting up to 8 women and 20 men)
Full Length Drama (about 180 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes
About the Author


  • Laurence Boswell

    Laurence Boswell is one of the UK's leading theatre directors. As Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he directed the Spanish Golden Age Season. He is currently Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio at Bath Theatre Royal. His adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST won The Barclay Theatre Award Best Play for Children and Young People in 1997.

  • Lope de Vega

    One of Spain's most prolific authors, Lope de Vega had a long and complete life, most of it spent in Madrid. He wrote approximately 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas, 9 epics, 3 didactic poems, and several hundred comedies. Lope is second only to Cervantes regarding his importance during the Golden Age of Spanish literature, and he's most famous for modernizing the theatre of the 17th century and ridding it of the strict Aristotelian structure. This new theatre genre was called "new comedy" or "Spanish comedy."

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher Nick Hern Books
Publication Date 3/12/2009
Pages 160
ISBN 9781848420236

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Fuente Ovejuna is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


12/7/2018 – 12/8/2018
Pvpa Charter Public School
South Hadley, MA