"Nise and Finea are famous beauties. Their father, Don Otavio, a minor nobleman, is doing his best to marry them off and an exotic collection of determined young suitors are competing for the prizes. The sticking point? Nise, the elder sister, is too clever for her own good, whilst younger sister Finea is notoriously stupid. Can the family hide Finea's shortcomings long enough to hoodwink a suitor into marriage? Surely the combination of a dancing master and a huge dowry will do the trick? The ploy is more successful than anyone might have anticipated - The Lady Boba: A Woman of Little Sense is a big-hearted and hilarious romantic comedy which celebrates the power of love."
"David Johnston lives and works in Belfast. He has translated plays by Lorca, Mayorga, Buero Vallejo, Sastre, Lope de Vega, Calderon and Gil Vicente among others. He has written on various aspects of Spanish theatre as well as articles on Spanish politics and culture." Lope de Vega (1562-1635), acknowledged as Spain's most lyrical and energetic dramatist, was a prolific and complusive writer. He treated an enormous range of subjects, often mingling comedy with tragedy, to the horror of the classicists, and defended his methods in his 'Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempe', published in 1609