Carballido, Emilio (Mexican playwright, absurdist, professor, author of numerous novellas, short stories, operas and ballet pieces, ____-____), “Theseus,” a __-minute tragicomedy in English, translated by Margeret Sayers Peden (biographer, literary historian and critic, translator from Spanish into English) from Emilio Carballido’s Spanish original, set in _____, ____,
© 1970 by Emilio Carballido;
• in Emilio Carballido’s The Golden Thread, and Other Plays, The Texas Pan American Series, translated by Margeret Sayers Peden (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1970), containing Emilio Carballido’s “The Clockmaker from Cordoba”; “The Time and the Place: The Glacier,” a __-minute fantasy, 2m1f + extras; “The Golden Thread”; “The Intermediate Zone”; “The Mirror, a play, 2m1f +3 extras”; “The Time and the Place: Dead Love,” a __-minute fantasy, 2m2f; and “The Wine Cellar.”
Theseus (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (f), __, _____.
“. . . Theseus attempts to direct his own actions and not have them determined by fate.”
• “Modern version of Greek legend . . . .”—Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973), p. 42.
• Research should include Margaret Sayers Peden’s Emilio Carballido, Twayne’s World Authors series (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980), ISBN 0805764038, TWAS 561.
• Research could include Johannes van Meurs (1579-1639) and Jacob Spon’s (1647-1685) Theseus (Ultrajecti: apud Franciscum Halma, 1684), DLC 32-90, Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress).
• Also, research could include Andre Paul Guillaume Gide’s (1869-1951) Œdipus and TheseusEmphasized, standard edition (London: Secker & Warburg, 1950), LCCN 52-18674.
• Also, research could include Andre Paul Guillaume Gide’s (1869-1951) Two Legends: Œdipus and Theseus (New York: Knopf, 1950), LCCN 50-10664.
• Also, research could includeAndre Paul Guillaume Gide’s (1869-1951) Two Legends: Œdipus and Theseus (New York: Vintage Books, 1958, c1950), LCCN 58-40249.
Also, research could include Charles Kingsley’s (1819-1875) Theseus: A Greek Legend Retold (New York: Macmillan, 1964), LCCN 64-3067.
• “Contemporary Mexican playwright, Emilio Carballido was born in Cordoba, in 1925. He is a literature professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a vice-chancellor of the Veracruz University Theatre School and a dramatic arts professor at the National Institute of the Fine Arts (INBA), the UNAM and at some American universities as well. Emilio has written over 100 plays some of which include: Refined Triangle, Triple Persistance, Middle Zone, Selajinela, The Parasites, The Dance That a Turtle Dreams About, Golden Thread, Happiness, The First Mass, The Tavern, A Perfect Woman, A Small Day of Wrath, News of the Day, A Rose by Another Name, The Letters of Mozart, Numansia, Orinoco, The Time of Thieves and The Istanbul Slave, Ceremony at the Tiger's Temple. He is also the author of numerous novellas, short stories, operas and ballet pieces.”—EMILIO CARBALLIDO, http://www.speakingofstories.org/Author%20Bios/emilio_carballido.htm, accessed September 5, 2006.
• Photograph from Excelsior, http://www.nuevoexcelsior.com.mx/Excelsior/macros/GenericNewsWithPhoto.jsp?contentid=11975&version=1, accessed September 5, 2006.