Peden, Margeret Sayers (________ biographer, literary historian and critic, translator from Spanish into English, 19__-____), “Theseus,”
a __-minute tragicomedy in English, translated by Margeret Sayers Peden from Emilio Carballido’s (Mexican playwright, 19__-____) Spanish original,
© 1970 by Margeret Sayers Peden;
• 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 with 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, genre unknown, 2m1f +3 extras”; “The Time and the Place: Dead Love,” a __-minute fantasy, 2m2f; and “The Wine Cellar”.
____ (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, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: 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 André Paul Guillaume Gide’s (French novelist, critic, essayist, 1869-1951) Œdipus and Theseus, standard edition (London: Secker & Warburg, 1950), LCCN 52-18674, LCCN 50-10664.
• Also, research could include André Paul Guillaume Gide’s (French novelist, critic, essayist, 1869-1951) Two Legends: Œdipus and Theseus (New York: Vintage Books, 1958), LCCN 58-40249.
• Also, research could include Charles Kingsley’s (1819-1875) Theseus: A Greek Legend Retold (New York: Macmillan, 1964), LCCN 64-3067.
• “Theseus in Greek mythology, Athenian hero; son of King Aegeus. Of his many adventures the most famous was the slaying of the Minotaur, which he accomplished with the help of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete. As king of Athens he instituted several reforms, notably the federalization of the Attic communities. In the land of the Amazons he abducted Antiope, who bore him Hippolytus. When a vengeful Amazon army invaded Athens Theseus defeated it. Antiope was killed, and Theseus later married Phaedra. When he and his friend Pirithoüs attempted to take Persephone from Hades, they were imprisoned there until Hercules rescued Theseus. When Theseus returned to Athens he found it corrupt and rebellious. He sailed to Skyros, where he was murdered by King Lycomedes.”—Biography.com, http://www.biography.com, accessed February 18, 1998.
destiny, fate, predetermination, self-direction, Theseus (mythological Athenian king who kills Procrustes and the Minotaur then defeats the Amazons and marries their queen).