The Heresy of Love

The Heresy of Love $14.99

Helen Edmundson

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
Premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012 and revived in a new production with this new edition at The Globe, London, 2015

In the late 1600s, in a convent in Mexico, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle of ideas

Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust

Inspired by the extraordinary life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, The Heresy of Love is a powerful drama about a clash between organised religion and personal faith

Full of intrigue and danger and ruthless ambition

And illicit desire

M7,F8 (flexible - 11 actors)


"Superb ... an instant classic" ~ Daily Mail

"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" ~ Daily Telegraph

"'A bold and eloquent play that confronts titanic conflicts between church and state, faith and creativity, and male and female power-structures" ~ Guardian

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