The Life of Lope de Vega, greatest dramatist of the Spanish Renaissance Theatre. He had a very full life which was not just confined to writing plays, but his output was prolific on a scale that has not been matched before or since. This is his story.
Then a short overview of what was special about his plays, his attitude to Aristotle and his prescriptions on the use of poetry.
A word on the inevitable comparison with Shakespeare.
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