Katherine of Aragon Spanish Festival 2020: Maria, Sangra
24 Jan 2020 7:30 pm|
A homage to Katherine of Aragon and all women who have built the history of humanity.
Maria, Sangra play by the Spanish Canarian author, Neftalí Díaz, won the 2019 Katherine of Aragon prize for Spanish dramatists. This is its world premiere and it has been transletd into English by The Open University. Maria, Sngra tells the story of the relationship between Mary I (Katharine of Aragon’s daughter) and her husband, King Philip II of Spain. Mary prays to have a son and heir to the throne. Yet as she bleeds due to miscarriages and phantom pregnancies, so the streets of England are stained with blood from persecuted Protestants as she brutally attempts to restore Roman Catholicism.