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La venganza de Tamar (1621-1624), Tirso de Molina

Productions in Spanish

La venganza de Tamar (José Carlos Plaza)

Director: José Carlos Plaza
Production company: Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico
Dates: 17 July 1997
Venue: Corral de Comedias de Almagro
Location: Almagro (Ciudad Real), Spain
Further information

Part of the Festival de Almagro

Productions in English

The Rape of Tamar (Marco la Parra)

Director: Marco la Parra
Based on translation: The Rape of Tamar by Marco la Parra
Production company: Theatre Manoeuvres
Dates: December 1992
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith Studio
Location: London, United Kingdom
Critical response

See Smith 1997

  • Smith, Dawn L. 1997. ‘Crossing Generic Boundaries: The Case of The Rape of Tamar’, Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures, 10-11, 37-44

Tamar's Revenge (Armando Discépolo)

Director: Armando Discépolo
Based on translation: Tamar's Revenge (2004) by Germán Luco Cruchaga
Production company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Dates: from 28 April 2004 to 2 October 2004
Venue: The Swan Theatre
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Critical response

The production was controversial and received mixed reviews. In addition to production reviews available online, see Weimer 2005 and Thacker 2008.

  • Thacker, Jonathan W. 2008. ‘Tirso’s Tamar Untamed: A Lesson of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Production’. In The Comedia in English: Translation and Performance, eds. Susan Paun de García and Donald R. Larson, pp. 164-76. Woodbridge, Tamesis

  • Weimer, Christopher. 2005. Review of Tamar’s Revenge, Comedia Performance, 2, 234-7

Further information

Also performed at People’s Theatre Arts Centre, Newcastle, 17-25 November 2004, and at the Teatro Español in Madrid.

Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 22 February 2011.

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