Lope de Vega

Portrait of Lope de Vega Lope Félix de Vega Carpio ( , ; 2 December 156227 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet, and novelist. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Miguel de Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. He was nicknamed "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Monster of Nature" (in , ) by Cervantes because of his prolific nature.

Lope de Vega renewed the Spanish theatre at a time when it was starting to become a mass cultural phenomenon. He defined its key characteristics, and along with Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, took Spanish Baroque theatre to its greatest heights. Because of the insight, depth and ease of his plays, he is regarded as one of the greatest dramatists in Western literature, his plays still being produced worldwide. He was also considered one of the best lyric poets in the Spanish language and wrote several novels. Although not well known in the English-speaking world, his plays were presented in England as early as the 1660s, when diarist Samuel Pepys recorded having attended some adaptations and translations of them, although he omits to mention the author.

Some 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas, 9 epic poems, and about 500 plays are attributed to him. Although he has been criticised for putting quantity ahead of quality, nevertheless at least 80 of his plays are considered masterpieces. He was a friend of the writer Francisco de Quevedo and an arch-enemy of the dramatist Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. The volume of his lifework made him envied by not only contemporary authors such as Cervantes and Luis de Góngora, but also by many others: for instance, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wished he had been able to produce such a vast and colourful oeuvre. Provided by Wikipedia
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La Dorotea
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1955
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La Dorotea
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1944
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
Published 1969
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Teatro
Facultad de Lenguas
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
Published 1970
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Poesías líricas
Facultad de Lenguas
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635
Published 1942
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1947
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1938
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El mejor alcalde el rey
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1924
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El caballero de Olmedo
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1943
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Obras escogidas
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1887
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1856
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Comedias escogidas
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1860
Book
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Antología lirica
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1964
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1958
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1954
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1938
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Comedias escogidas
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1871
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Comedias escogidas
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1872
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by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1872
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Comedias escogidas
Biblioteca Mayor
by Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635.
Published 1873
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