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Free Readers Ensemble - "Swordplay"
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States
7083862729

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Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Community's Events

"Swordplay" was adapted by ensemble member Jerry Bloom from several short plays written by Lope DeVega, who was a contemporary of Cervantes, and is said to have published 1500 pieces in his lifetime!

This is classic Spanish drama: love vs honor. The characters are all standard Commedia Dell' Arte: the lovers, the comic servant, the amorous maid, the braggart captain, the dishonest servant and the old fool.  The plot is tried and true: love, jealousy, deception, dishonor, murder, revenge, and of course - a happy ending - Swordplay

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