THREE COMEDIES BY JAIME SALOM

Behind the Scenes in Eden
Trans. Marion Peter Holt

Rigmaroles
Trans. Gregary J. Racz

The Other William
Trans. Phyllis Zatlin

Published by
Colorado University Press,
2004.

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CAUTION: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that these comedies by Jaime Salom, being fully protected under international copyright laws, are subject to a royalty. All rights are strictly reserved. For performing rights, see contact information with individual play descriptions below.

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Behind the Scenes in Eden (Historias íntimas del paraíso)
Translated by Marion Peter Holt

A comic retelling from a feminist perspective of the contradictory creation myth, as recorded in chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis. Two acts.

Two men and two women.
Single set representing a lush, leafy corner of Eden.

World premiere, Teatro Marquina, Madrid, October 1978.
Contact Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (acarrion@sgae.es) or translator's agent:
Barbara Hogenson Agency: Phone 212-874-8084 or E-mail (BHogenson@aol.com)


Rigmaroles (El señor de las patrañas)

Translated by Gregary J. Racz

This farce in two acts, revolving around the sixteenth-century playwright Juan Timoneda, recounts the domestic turmoil that is precipated by a change in political winds.

Four men, three women.
Single set representing interior of Timoneda's print shop, which also serves as a tannery and bookshop.

World premiere, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, October 1990.
First performed in English: staged reading, The Actor's Way, New York City. 23 November 2002, dir. John Sannuto.

Contact Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (acarrion@sgae.es) or translator: 718-624-7995 or (gregary.racz@liu.edu)


The Other William (El otro William)
Translated by Phyllis Zatlin

A metatheatrical farce that identifies the 6th Earl of Derby as the real author of the works signed by Shakespeare. Interweaves the Earl's humorous personal difficulties with lines from Shakespeare's plays. Two acts.

4 men, 3 women
Single set: a library in Chester Castle, with bookcases that can open to serve as doors.

World premiere, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, January 1998.
Contact Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (acarrion@sgae.es) or translator: 732-238-5729 or (pzatlin@hotmail.com)

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