The month of April heralds the premiere of an exciting new production at the Teatros del Canal de Madrid of “El perro del hortelano” by Lope de Vega, one of the most significant works of Spanish Golden Age drama, on this occasion presented by the Fundación Siglo de Oro theatre company.
The production is directed by Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for ten years, and director of acclaimed productions of works by Shakespeare, Chekhov or Strindberg. His fresh approach and renewed look will be complemented by the participation of the costume and stage designer and winner of an Olivier & Tony Award, Jonathan Fensom. By bringing together Spanish Golden Age drama with elements from Elizabethan Theatre the theatrical power of both legacies will be present in this single piece.
We’ll be talking to Dominic (in English with Spanish subtitles) about this project and other milestones in his long career as one of the UK’s most prestigious theatre directors. We’ll also be joined by the president of the Fundación Siglo de Oro, the actor, director, cultural manager and producer Rodrigo Arribas.