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Fuente Ovejuna, Paperback / softback Book


In this Spanish Golden Age drama, often seen as the first revolutionary play, the villagers of Fuente Ovejuna in rural Spain rise up against their cruel and sexually predatory Commander, eventually killing him.

When agents sent by the King and Queen set about torturing the villagers to find out who did the murder, each one gives the answer: 'Fuente Ovejuna did it'.

In the face of this claim to collective responsibility, the village is pardoned and placed under the direct jurisdiction of the Crown.

An early example of 'people power'...


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781848420236

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