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Fuente Ovejuna (1612-1614), Lope de Vega Carpio

Fuente Ovejuna (1989), translated by Victor Dixon

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 1989. Fuente Ovejuna, ed. and trans. Victor Dixon. Dual-language book in Spanish and English. Warminster, Aris and Phillips

Characters
  • FERNÁN GÓMEZ, Grand Commander of Calatrava
  • ORTUÑO, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • FLORES, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • RODRIGO TÉLLEZ GIRÓN,  Master of Calatrava
  • PASCUALA, A peasant woman
  • LAURENCIA, A peasant woman, in love with Frondoso
  • MENGO, A peasant
  • BARRILDO, A peasant
  • FRONDOSO, A peasant, in love with Laurencia
  • JUAN ROJO, Alderman, Laurencia’s uncle
  • ESTEBAN, Mayor of the town, Laurencia’s father
  • ALONSO, Co-mayor of the town
  • KING FERDINAND OF ARAGON
  • QUEEN ISABELLA OF CASTILE
  • MANRIQUE, Master of Santiago
  • AN ALDERMAN
  • CIMBRANOS, a soldier
  • JACINTA, a peasant girl
  • BOY
  • PEASANTS
  • A JUDGE
  • MUSICIANS
Productions
Samples
Further information

Dixon's translation is mostly in blank verse, although he renders some scenes in an octosyllabic ballad metre. He translates the play's one sonnet in the Shakespearean style.

Fuente Ovejuna (2009), translated by Gregary Racz

Editions
  • Vega Carpio, Lope Félix de. 2009. Fuenteovejuna, trans. Gregary J. Racz. In The Norton Anthology of Drama. Vol. 1: Antiquity through the Eighteenth Century, pp.1094-152. W. W. Norton & Co

  • Vega Carpio, Lope Félix de. Forthcoming 2010. Fuenteovejuna, (reprinted), trans. Gregary J. Racz. In Margellos World Republic of Letters. Yale, University Press

Characters
  • FERNÁN GÓMEZ DE GUZMÁN, Commander of the Order of Calatrava
  • FLORES, His retainer
  • ORTUÑO, His retainer
  • RODRIGO TÉLLEZ GIRÓN,  Master of the Order of Calatrava
  • LAURENCIA, Villager
  • PASCUALA, Villager
  • JACINTA, Villager
  • FRONDOSO, Villager
  • MENGO, Villager
  • BARRILDO, Villager
  • ESTEBAN, Village magistrate
  • ALONSO, Village magistrate
  • CUADRADO, Village alderman
  • JUAN ROJO, Village councilman
  • QUEEN ISABEL OF CASTILE
  • KING FERDINAND OF ARAGON
  • DON MANRIQUE, a courtier
  • A JUDGE
  • LEONELO, A University of Salamanca graduate
  • CIMBRANOS, A soldier
  • A BOY
  • ALDERMEN, From Ciudad Real
  • SOLDIERS
  • VILLAGERS
  • MUSICIANS

Fuente Ovejuna (1999), translated by Gwynne Edwards

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 1999. Fuente Ovejuna. In Lope de Vega: Three Major Plays, trans. Gwynne Edwards, pp.1-79. New York, Oxford University Press

Characters
  • FERNÁN GÓMEZ, Grand Commander of the Order of Calatrava
  • ORTUÑO, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • FLORES, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • RODRIGO TÉLLEZ GIRÓN,  Master of Calatrava
  • PASCUALA, A peasant woman
  • LAURENCIA, A peasant woman, in love with Frondoso
  • MENGO, A peasant
  • BARRILDO, A peasant
  • FRONDOSO, A peasant, in love with Laurencia
  • JUAN ROJO, Alderman, Laurencia’s uncle
  • ESTEBAN, Magistrate, Laurencia’s father
  • ALONSO, Magistrate
  • FERNANDO (Ferdinand), the King of Aragon
  • ISABEL, the Queen of Castille
  • MANRIQUE, Master of the Order of Santiago
  • AN ALDERMAN
  • CIMBRANOS, A soldier
  • JACINTA, a peasant woman
  • BOY
  • PEASANTS
  • A JUDGE
  • MUSICIANS

Fuente Ovejuna (1989), translated by Adrian Mitchell

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 1989. Fuente Ovejuna. In Two Plays, adapted by Adrian Mitchell, pp. 29-98. Bristol, Absolute

Characters
  • COMMANDER FERNANDO GOMEZ DE GUZMAN
  • CAPTAIN FLORES
  • SERGEANT ORTUNO
  • GRAND MASTER RODRIGO TELLEZ GIRON
  • LAURENCIA
  • PASCUALA
  • JACINTA
  • FRONDOSO
  • MENGO
  • BARRILDO
  • JUAN ROJO
  • ESTEBAN
  • ALONSO
  • LEONELO
  • CIMBRANOS
  • QUEEN ISABELLA OF CASTILE
  • KING FERDINAND OF ARAGON
  • DON MANRIQUE
  • FIRST ALDERMAN
  • SECOND ALDERMAN
  • THE FARMER
  • SOLDIER
  • BOY
  • WOMEN (2)
Cast number
Minimum Maximum
24 (total) 25 (total)
18 males 19 males
6 females 6 females
Productions

Fuente Ovejuna (1985), translated by Roy Campbell

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 1985. Fuente Ovejuna. In Life is a Dream and Other Spanish Classics, ed. Eric Bentley, trans. Roy Campbell, pp. 65-135. New York, Applause

Characters
  • QUEEN ISABEL (ISABELA) OF CASTILE
  • HER HUSBAND, KING FERNANDO (FERDINAND) OF ARAGÓN
  • RODRIGO TÉLLEZ GIRÓN,  Master of the Order of Calatrava
  • FERNÁN (FERNANDO) GÓMEZ DE GUZMÁN, Comendador of the Order of Calatrava
  • ORTUÑO, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • FLORES, Fernán Gómez’s servant
  • DON MANRIQUE, Master of the Order of Santiago
  • A JUDGE
  • TWO ALDERMEN OF THE CIUDAD REAL
  • AN ALDERMAN OF FUENTE OVEJUNA
  • ESTEBAN, Mayor of Fuente Ovejuna
  • ALONSO, Mayor of Fuente Ovejuna
  • LAURENCIA, A peasant woman
  • PASCUALA, peasant woman
  • MENGO, A peasant
  • BARRILDO, A peasant
  • FRONDOSO, A peasant
  • JUAN ROJO, A peasant
  • LEONELO, A student of Law
  • CIMBRANOS, a soldier
  • PEASANTS AND PEASANT WOMEN
  • SOLDIERS
  • MUSICIANS

Fuente Ovejuna (2009), translated by Laurence Boswell

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 2009. Fuente Ovejuna, trans. Laurence Boswell. London, Nick Hern

Productions
Samples

Fuente Ovejuna (2003), translated by Richard Sanger

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 2003. 'Fuente Ovejuna', trans. Richard Sanger. In The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre, vol I, eds. Jennifer Wise and Craig S. Walker. Peterborough, ON, Broadview Press

Title information

An English translation by poet Richard Sanger that uses rhyme and off-rhyme to recreate the verse forms of the original Spanish

Productions

Fuente Ovejuna #10000017 (2003), translated by

Title information
a new English translation by a poet that uses rhyme and off-rhyme to recreate the verse forms of the original Spanish

Fuenteovejuna (2002), translated by Stanley Appelbaum

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 2002. Fuenteovejuna: A Dual-language Book, ed. and trans. Stanley Appelbaum. Mineola, N.Y., Dover

Fuenteovejuna (1961), translated by Jill Booty

Editions
  • Vega, Lope de. 1961. Fuenteovejuna, trans. Jill Booty. In Lope de Vega, Five Plays, pp. 57-108. New York, Hill and Wang

Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 10 March 2011.

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