"To Love Beyond Death," by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, translated by Barbara Fuchs and the UCLA Working Group
This new translation of Amar después de la muerte reinvigorates Calderón de la Barca's story of star-crossed lovers torn apart by rebellion and war.
Dramatizing a moment when ethnic, religious, and cultural differences turned Spanish subjects against one another, To Love Beyond Death is as much about romantic love and devotion to family and community as it is about civil war and the violent emergence of a modern nation.
This volume is part of the Diversifying the Classics project at UCLA, which seeks to foster awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic Golden Age and give 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, #9
ISBN 978-1-58871-352-0 (PB)