Amar después de la muerte

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Edition Reichenberger, 2010 - Drama - 282 pages
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Contents

Historia ideología y literatura en Amar después
17
historicidad e invención dramática
33
La guerra a sangre y fuego
61
VIL Algunas cuestiones ideológicas
76
el Tuzaní
91
Problemas textuales
101
Criterios editoriales i i i
107
Sinopsis de la versificación i 14
114
Jornada Primera
131
Jornada Segunda
167
Jornada Tercera
213
Aparato de variantes
263
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About the author (2010)

Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-81) was a soldier, a priest and a prolific writer. He wrote more than 120 plays and over 70 autos sacramentales, or allegorical religious plays with subjects from mythology and the Old and the New Testaments. He was born in Spain and educated at a Jesuit college in Madrid. When he was in his thirties, he became the foremost dramatist of the time in Spain. He was popular both with the public and with King Philip IV, who first made him a knight of the order of Santiago and later, in 1663, chaplain of honor. One of his best known plays is La Vida es Sueno (Life Is a Dream, 1635), the story of a prince who has been kept a prisoner all his life because of a prophecy that he will conquer his father. When the king drugs him and brings him to court to test the prophecy, the prince becomes so frenzied, he is returned to prison and convinced that the experience was a dream. When he is later released, he is confused about what is real, but ultimately, because he has learned to control his passions, his father cedes him the crown. Other memorable works include El Alcalde de Zalamea (1643) and El Magico Prodigioso (1637).