"It Can't Be Done," by Agustín Moreto, translated by Dakin Matthews
It Can’t Be Done or, No Way To Guard A Lady is Dakin Matthews’ new rhyming verse translation of Agustín Moreto’s No puede ser el guardar una mujer (c. 1659), the Golden Age drama of love and deception that tackles the idea of guarding a woman’s honor in 17th century Spain.
This volume is part of the Diversifying the Classics project at UCLA, which fosters awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic Golden Age and gives theater professionals the materials and tools to explore its rich tradition.
Series: UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies. The Comedia in Translation and Performance, No. 11
ISBN 978-1-58871-357-5 (PB) $25