Los Empeños de Una Casa

Front Cover
Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2007 - Drama - 271 pages
0 Reviews
In this hilarious seventeenth-century cloak-and-sword play, eight characters are enmeshed in a tangled web of mutual obligations. When they find themselves thrown together in the house of Don Pedro de Arellano in Toledo, they struggle to fulfill, or escape, those obligations. The action involves female rivalry, love triangles, kidnapping, and confusion of identities, while young Don Pedro and Don Carlos are moved about the house like pawns on a game board. In the end, however, the immobilized characters regain the initiative and make way for the comic solution of multiple marriages.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


tune of Divina Fénix permite 3435
Letra por Bellísimo NarcisoTLyrics to
Jornada segundaAct Two 106107

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Susana Hernandez Araico received her Ph.D. from UCLA. She is professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and the author of "ironia y tragedoa en Calderon. Her numerous essays on Hispanic Theater--with particular emphasis on Calderon, Sor Juana, and the Peruvian Lorenzo de las Llamosas--have appeared in North and South American as well as European journals.

Michael McGaha is a professor and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College. He has published thirteen books and over forty articles on Golden Age Spanish Literature and on the history and literature of the Sephardic Jews, including Approaches to the Theatre of Calderón and The Story of Joseph in Spanish Golden Age Drama.

Bibliographic information