The Constant Prince

Written: 2001

First Performed: BBC Radio 3

Note: Calderón

This play was famously staged by Grotowski. It is the story of a Spanish prince who is captured by the moors and chooses to die rather than allow the town of Ceuta to fall into the power of the muslims.

But is his sacrifice worthwhile? Does it mean anything?

It is a beautiful, complex play that has never been staged in this country.