El anzuelo de Fenisa. Fenisa’s Hook, or Fenisa the Hooker. (review). D. W. Cruickshank. Bulletin of the Comediantes, Volume 41, Number 2, Winter , pp. Lope de Vega is the world’s most prolific dramatist, and only a small fraction of his plays are available in English. This Golden Age play, which is based on a. El Anzuelo de Fenisa by Lope De Vega, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This early seventeenth-century play centers xnzuelo a woman’s dde and a man’s revenge and engages in multiple plots of intrigue, love, and role reversal. Bilingual edition with introduction. Hardcoverpages. Published November 1st by Trinity University Press first published qnzuelo To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about El Anzuelo de Fenisaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


May 04, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: First and foremost, this is a very cumbersome and confusing play. As is noted by the previous reader, much of this would translate better pun intended to the stage, as opposed to simply into an English printed text.

Scenes blend into each other with abandon, and the often obtuse language leaves the reader a bit lost presumably the setting, transitions, and physical movements of the actors would help alleviate this. T First and foremost, this is a very cumbersome and confusing play. Each main character has at least one supporting character equivalent to the servantand these roles could be greatly diminished.

There is some fun playing with gender roles, especially as more and more of the characters realize that Don Juan is actually a woman, and they begin to get in on the irony of Fenisa falling in love with a woman. I definitely think there is a very fun production hidden in here, and looking for someone to try a new translation is a good idea.

With a slightly smaller cast, pared down text, and clearer plotting, I think it has the potential to be a very funny, lighthearted show. You know, the kind in which the bad guy, who seems to finally have begun to gain a tiny smidge of humanity, gets their comeuppance at the end and everyone else walks off happily ep the sunset.


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His reputation in the world of Spanish letters is second only to that febisa Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled: Books by Lope de Vega. Trivia About El Anzuelo de Fenisa. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.