"The Widow of Valencia," by Lope de Vega, translated by Barbara Fuchs and the UCLA Working Group
The Widow of Valencia introduces audiences to Leonarda, a young woman intent on protecting the freedom afforded by her husband’s death. Though she rejects her suitors by day, she makes her own arrangements by night, selecting a lover whom she deprives of the ability to identify her. Hers is a balancing act of appearances and disappearances, aspirations and desires. How long can she keep everyone in the dark?
Translated by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance
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, No. 6
ISBN 978-1-58871-329-2 (PB)