Out of the Wings

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El viejo y la niña (c.1783), Leandro Fernández de Moratín


The play is divided into three acts. Act 1 has 12 scenes, act 2 has 17 scenes, and act 3 has 14 scenes.


The action takes place in Don Roque’s living room in Cadiz. The dialogue is in verse form.

Cast number
Minimum Maximum
4 males 4 males
3 females 3 females
7 (total) 7 (total)
  • DON ROQUE, Old man
  • DON JUAN, Doña Isabel’s lover
  • DOÑA ISABEL, Don Roque’s wife
  • DOÑA BEATRIZ, Widow and Don Roque’s sister
  • BLASA, Maidservant
  • GINÉS, Don Juan’s manservant
  • MUÑOZ, Don Roque’s old manservant

Entry written by Gwynneth Dowling. Last updated on 24 May 2011.

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