Looking back at the House of Desires

  • Simon Trinder

    Simon Trinder as Castano in the RSC's 2004 production of House of Desires.

    The 1683 play was written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The RSC's production, directed by Nancy Meckler, was a new translation of the play by Catherine Boyle and was performed as part of the Spanish Golden Age season.

    Sor Juana is the subject of Helen Edmundson's new play The Heresy of Love, which will play at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 2 February to 9 March 2012.

  • Peter Sproule

    Peter Sproule as impoverished nobleman Don Rodrigo. In the background is William Buckhurst as Don Pedro and, right, Oscar Pearce as Don Juan.

  • Emma Pallant and Katherine Kelly

    Emma Pallant playing a nun and Katherine Kelly as the maidservant, Celia in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's House of Desires, translated by Catherine Boyle.

  • The set for House of Desires

    The set of the RSC's production of House of Desires, part of the Spanish Golden Age season.

    The production was designed by Katrina Lindsay and the season stage by Es Devlin.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Rebecca Johnson playing Doña Leonor and Joseph Millson as her lover, Don Carlos at the Swan Theatre in the 2004 production of House of Desires, directed by Nancy Meckler.

  • Claire Cox and Oscar Pearce

    Claire Cox as Doña Ana and Oscar Pearce as her suitor, Don Juan.

  • William Buckhurst

    William Buckhurst as the master of the house, Don Pedro, in the RSC's 2004 production of House of Desires.

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