A powerful drama based on the extraordinary life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a poet, nun and major literary figure of Mexico.
In a convent in seventeenth-century Mexico, Sister Juana strives to reconcile her love for God with her desire for a life of the mind. Her gift for writing plays and poems is celebrated by the Court, but her success creates alarm within the Church. Persecuted by a zealous archbishop, Sister Juana’s world threatens to crumble around her as everything she holds dear is jeopardised by dangerous ambitions and illicit desires.
'Superb... an instant classic'
'The great quality of Edmundson’s play is that it has the sweep, the intrigue, and the bold theatrical effects of the original Spanish Golden Age dramas... an unmistakable winner'
'A bold and eloquent play that confronts titanic conflicts between church and state, faith and creativity, and male and female power-structures'