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El príncipe constante (c.1629), Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Productions in Spanish

El príncipe constante

Dates: 1629
Location: Madrid, Spain
Critical response

The first production took place in Madrid, 1629 (See Parker in Calderón de la Barca 1968)

  • Calderón de la Barca, Pedro. 1968. El príncipe constante, ed. A. A. Parker. Cambridge, University Press (in Spanish)

El príncipe constante (Jorge Listopad)

Director: Jorge Listopad
Production company: Companhia de Teatro de Almada
Dates: July 2000
Venue: Patio de Fúcares de Almagro
Location: Almagro, Spain

Productions in English

The Constant Prince (Alexander Zeldin)

Director: Alexander Zeldin
Based on translation:
Production company: Etha Theatre Company
Dates: from 21 November 2005 to 26 November 2005
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Location: London, United Kingdom
Critical response

See the web page for the production at the Arcola

Further information

Also played at the Oxford Playhouse and toured in Egypt.

The Constant Prince (Rick Davis)

Director: Rick Davis
Based on translation: The Constant Prince (2008) by Rick Davis
Production company: Unseam’d Shakespeare Company
Dates: from May 2007 to June 2007
Venue: Open Stage Theatre
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Critical response

See the review here [Accessed 2010]

Productions in Polish

The Constant Prince

Dates: 1966
Venue: Thèâtre des Nations Festival
Location: Paris, France
Further information

The cast of characters was reduced to seven, played by six actors. The text, in Polish translation by Juliusz Slowacki, was heavily adapted, with cuts and additions made from the original Spanish text; the translation itself was then adapted by Grotowski in production. It was restructured from the original three-act play to a series of seven musical movements (Larson 2004: 23). There had been an earlier Polish production, directed by Juliusz Osterwa, which greatly influenced Grotowski’s production.

  • Larson, Donald R. 2004. ‘Embodying Transcendence: Grotowski’s The Constant Prince’, Comedia Performance, 1,1, 9-45

Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 31 January 2012.

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