Love, jealousy, intrigue, honor. These are the ingredients of Lope de Vega’s Spanish Golden Age masterpiece The Dog in the Manger. Diana, the Countess of Belflor, is consumed by jealousy at her servant Marcela, who has the love of Teodoro, Diana’s personal secretary. Because of her jealousy--even though she has no intention or possibility of marrying Teodoro--Diana contrives to keep the pair apart. She even locks Marcela away and seduces Teodoro, inspiring his social ambitions to rise to the honor of count. But Marcela is not so easily eliminated, and vows revenge against both Diana and Teodoro. Will true love win out? Will honor be recognized? Still a classic after 400 years, The Dog in the Manger engages and intrigues audiences worldwide.
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