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A merced de la tempestad
A merced de la tempestad

A merced de la tempestad


344 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: May 2012

ISBN 9788492663323

Rights: US & CA

Libros del Asteroide (May 2012)

Price: $22.95


A tribute to the theater and its life behind the scenes, this novel revolves around the Salterton Youth Theater, an amateur theater company, as it puts on a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The production will be held in the beautiful gardens of St. Agnes, where George Alexander Webster resides with his two daughters, and the preparations have brought about an upheaval in the gardens as well as in the lives of all those involved. The life of Hector Mackilwraith, the stubborn math teacher and theater company treasurer, will be especially altered after he decides to spice up his insubstantial life by showing up to casting and is surprisingly cast in one of the leading roles. Un homenaje al teatro y a la vida entre bastidores, esta novela revolotea en torno al Teatro Joven de Salterton, una compañía amateur, que va a poner en marcha una representación de La tempestad de Shakespeare. La producción se llevará a cabo en los jardines de St. Agnes, donde George Alexander Webster reside con sus dos hijas, y los preparativos para la misma revolucionan los jardines al igual que las vidas de quienes participan en ella. En especial se altera la vida del taciturno profesor de matemáticas y tesorero de la compañía Hector Mackilwraith, quien se propone variar su vida insustancial presentándose al casting y quien asombrosamente consigue hacerse con uno de los papeles principales.


"Ingenious, erudite, entertaining. . . . Davies displays all the qualities of a latter-day Trollope and shows us what modern Canada is like." —Observer, on the English-language edition

"Impudent, amused, and amusing, and sterling entertainment." —New York Times, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Robertson Davies was a Canadian author, journalist, and playwright. His most famous works are his novels, which were organized into trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, and the uncompleted Toronto Trilogy. Concha Cardeñoso is a translator who has translated many of Robertson Davies' novels.