London’s Globe puts on first Spanish play

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London’s Globe puts on first Spanish play

BRITAIN’S most famous theatre is staging its first play in Spanish.

The celebrated London theatre The Globe, where Shakespeare first trialed his works, is presenting Punishment without Revenge, produced by Madrid-based company Fundacion Siglo de Oro.

For only five performances, the play by Lope de Vega is to be performed entirely in Spanish with every scene summarized with an English synopsis.

Written in 1631, ‘El castigo sin venganza’ (the Castilian title) follows a tragic love story of a son falling in love with his father’s intended bride.

Told with wit and ironic ambiguity, the play, directed by Ernesto Arias, is sure to wow audiences with its powerful scenes of romance and despair.

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