The Phoenix of Madrid
Published by Oberon
But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint - it's time to marry off his daughters!
It's bad enough that his eldest Beatriz is both obsessed by the latest fashions and talks like a university professor, but his youngest Leonor is already enjoying illicit midnight trysts with her lover and is in no mood to accept an arranged marriage
Throw into this explosive mix the extravagant young man about town, Don Alonso, who thinks all women, like all plays, are excellent on the first night and boring on the second, and you have the recipe for an hilarious comedy that reaches out effortlessly across the centuries
Calderon was the greatest genius of the Spanish Golden Age (1580 - 1660), one of the richest periods in world theatre