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Lope Félix de Vega Carpio

Date: 1579-1613

Original Language: Spanish


Lope de Vega Carpio is considered the founder of Spanish drama. His work is often infused with a powerful ideology that may suggest political, historical and religious aspects were his greatest concerns in his plays, though in reality he was mostly concerned to entertain; as he puts it in Arte Nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo, ‘Porque, como los paga el vulgo, es justo/ hablarle en necio para darle gusto…

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Belloni, Benedetta, “ Works”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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