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Pedro, Great Pretender, The

Pedro, Great Pretender, The

Miguel de Cervantes, Philip Osment

ISBN: 9781840024432

A play by the author of Don Quixote. The folk hero Pedro de Urdemalas, known in Spanish balladry and tradition - from mediaeval times to Lorca - as a swindling trickster with a thousand costume and identity changes up his sleeve, is here dramatised by Cervantes.

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"The plot of this play revolves around a lovable trickster who aims to be helpful in order to be liked. His journey to find his identity ends with him finding his true vocation on the stage. Pedro, The Great Pretender opened at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in September 2004."

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Philip Osment

Philip Osment

Philip Osment was brought up on a farm in North Devon and read Modern Languages at Keble College, Oxford. He trained as an actor and acted with leading alternative theatre companies, including Gay Sweatshop, The Half Moon and Shared Experience. He has also worked as a director and until 1989 was one of the artistic directors of Gay Sweatshop. More recently he directed plays for two young people's ... view full profile

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