The Great Galeoto

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832 - 1916)
Translated by Hannah Lynch (1859 - 1904)

"What touches us more closely is Echegaray's manipulation of the modern conscience, and its illimitable scope for reflection, for conflict, and the many-sided drama of temptation.... Not even Tolstoi, with all that delicacy and keenness of the Russian conscience, that profound seriousness, which moves us so variously in his great books, has a nobler consciousness of the dignity of suffering and virtue than this Spanish dramatist. And not less capable is he of a jesting survey of life." Echegaray won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1904. This play was made into movies several times in both its original Spanish and in English. - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Teodora, Wife of Don Julian: Nissy
Don Julian: Greg Giordano
Dona Mercedes, Wife of Don Severo: Sonia
Don Severo: Alan Mapstone
Pepito, Their Son: Adrian Stephens
Ernest: ToddHW
Rueda, A Witness: Sandra Schmit
Servant at Don Julian's: Andrew Kennedy
Ernest's Servant: Joanna Michal Hoyt
Stage Directions: Availle
Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Drama

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Group 00:22:45
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:47:02
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:53:09
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:55:42