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Includes the plays The Innocent Child of La Guardia and The Jewess of Toledo
Contained within The Innocent Child of La Guardia are two radically different plays: a simple devotional play that pits good against evil and another play full of black humour, cynical observation and reversals of expectation. The Jewess of Toledo, moving freely between the world of the spirits and the senses, is not only a reflection of Toledo itself but also of Lope’s own character, which alternated between erotic obsessions and bouts of religiosity. This translation was first performed at the Bridewell Theatre, London.