The Spanish Golden Age–a Dramatic Legacy

Rick Davis

Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and many more great writers define the “Siglo de Oro” or Golden Age in Spanish literature, a period spanning portions of the 16th and 17th centuries that coincides with Spain’s decline as a world power. This talk addresses Spanish views of love, honor, power, religion, and other lively issues as reflected in the dramas of the time, some of which are considered among the world’s masterpieces.

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