Lope de Vega  

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Lope de Vega (also Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio or Lope Félix de Vega Carpio) (25 November 156227 August 1635) was a Spanish Baroque playwright and poet. His reputation in the world of Spanish letters is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled: he is estimated to have written between 1,500 and 2,500 fully-fledged plays – of which some 425 have survived until the modern day – together with a plethora of shorter dramatic and poetic works.


List of works


Listed here are some of the more well-known of Lope's plays:

  • El maestro de danzar (1594) ("The Dancing Master")
  • El acero de Madrid ("The Steel of Madrid")
  • El perro del Hortelano ("The Dog in the Manger")
  • La viuda valenciana ("The Widow from Valencia")
  • Peribáñez y el comendador de Ocaña
  • Fuente Ovejuna
  • El anzuelo de Fenisa
  • El cordobés valeroso Pedro Carbonero
  • El mejor alcade, el Rey ("The Best Mayor, The King")
  • El Nuevo Mundo descubierto por Cristóbal Colón ("The New World Discovered by Christopher Columbus")
  • El caballero de Olmedo ("The Knight of Olmedo")
  • La dama boba ("The Stupid Lady"; "The Lady-Fool")
  • El amor enamorado
  • El castigo sin venganza ("Justice Without Revenge")
  • Las bizarrías de Belisa
  • El mayordomo de la duquesa de Amalfi ("The Duchess of Amalfi's Steward")
  • Lo Fingido Verdadero ("What you Pretend Has Become Real")


  • La Dragontea (1598) ("Drake the Pirate")
  • El Isidro (1599) ("Isidro")
  • La hermosura de Angélica (1602) ("The Beauty of Angelica")
  • Rimas (1602) ("Rhymes")
  • Arte nuevo de hacer comedias (1609)
  • Jerusalén conquistada (1609)
  • Rimas sacras (1614)
  • La Filomena (1621)
  • La Circe (1624)
  • El laurel de Apolo (1630)
  • La Gatomaquia (1634)
  • Rimas humanas y divinas del licenciado Tomé de Burguillos (1634)

Prose fiction

  • Arcadia (published 1598) ("The Arcadia") - A pastoral romance in prose, interspersed with verse
  • El peregrino en su patria (published 1604) ("The Pilgrim in his Own Country") - An adaption of byzantine novels.
  • La Dorotea (published 1632).

See also

Fianza Satisfecha (1612).

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