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By Jonathan Thacker

Spain's inventive Golden Age produced Cervantes's nice novel, Don Quijote, the elegant poetry of Quevedo and Góngora, and nurtured the prodigious expertise of Velázquez, and but it was once the theatre that captured the mind's eye of its humans. women and men of all social sessions flocked to the recent playhouses to work out and listen to the most recent choices in their favorite dramatists, and to be visible and heard. in addition to facing the lives and significant works of the main major playwrights of the interval - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Miguel de Cervantes, Calderón de l. a. Barca - the better half focusses on different points of the expansion and maturing of Golden Age theatre, reflecting the pursuits and priorities of recent scholarship. those contain: the sixteenth-century origins of the comedia nueva; the lesser-known dramatists, together with girls playwrights; existence within the theatre; the Corpus Christi road theatre and minor genres; functionality experiences; and the serious reception of the drama. The spouse additionally features a advisor to comedia versification, a whole bibliography and suggestion on extra examining. JONATHAN THACKER is a Fellow of Merton collage, Oxford.

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