Spanish Golden Age: Madness in Valencia
12th February 2010
SPANISH GOLDEN AGE SPECIAL
Director Simon Evans talks to Heather Neill about his production of Lope De Vega’s Madness in Valencia (which has just transferred to the Trafalgar Studios from the White Bear), a revival of a classic from 16th-century Spain by a contemporary of Shakespeare. Recorded at the Trafalgar Studios.
The treatment of insanity was very barbaric at the time. But madness was also equated with love, which gives it a warm sheen.