The Physician of His Honor

By Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Translated by Dian Fox and Donald Hindley, Brandeis faculty members
Original score by Yoko Nakatani
Co-directed by Monica Vinao and Eric Hill, chair, theater arts
Nov. 9 -19, 2006
Mainstage Theater

One of the most intellectually and emotionally engaging of the Spanish Golden Age (seventeenth century) plays, as well as the most controversial. Taking place during the reign of King Pedro of Castile (1350-1369), it is one of the spectacular 'honour dramas', in which the main characters confront compelling yet conflicting imperatives. The Physician of His Honour is beautiful in its poetry and unsettling in its resolution. For more than 350 years the play and its author have been as fiercely reviled as they have been enthusiastically acclaimed by audiences and readers.

Made possible through generous support from the Poses Foundation.

Peformance Schedule/Prices:
Thursday Preview at 8 p.m. - $16
Friday Opening at 8 p.m. - $20
Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
2nd Thursday at 8 p.m. - $18
2nd Friday at 8 p.m. - $20
Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $16
2nd Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $20

Additional programming for The Physician of His Honor

Second Look Series
Thursday, November 16
Immediately following the
8 p.m. performance

Join us for the Second Look Series program, designed to bring you closer to one or more aspects of the play. Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University Dian Fox, whose translation and adaptation of ‘The Physician of His Honor’ is being performed, will be joined by co-director and chair of the theater arts department Eric Hill for a discussion immediately following the 8pm performance on the Spingold Mainstage.