A Companion to Lope de Vega, Paperback / softback Book


A Companion to Lope de Vega brings together essays by leading international scholars on the life and works of Lope de Vega Carpio, the 'fenix de los ingenios', or, as his rival Miguel de Cervantes dubbed him, 'monstruo de la naturaleza'.

Spain's foremost Golden Age playwright excelled in all literary genres, including prose and poetry, also covered here.

The contributors evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts. It has been the aim of the editors to do justice to the variety, profusion and originality of Lope's work, placing the writer and his output firmly in their historical context as well as assessing his reputation in literary history.

The wide variety of critical perspectives found in the volume reflects the liveliness of the debate surrounding this enduringly popular figure whose drama is enjoying a renaissance in theatres around the globe. Alexander Samson lectures in Golden Age literature at University College London.

Jonathan Thacker is Fellow in Spanish at Merton College, Oxford. Other Contributors: Elaine Canning, Geraldine Coates, Frederick A de Armas, Victor Dixon, Geraint Evans, Tyler Fisher, Edward H.

Friedman, Alejandro Garcia Reidy, David Johnston, Arantza Mayo, David McGrath, Barbara Mujica, Ali Rizavi Jose Maria Ruano de la Haza, Isabel Torres, Xavier Tubau, Duncan Wheeler.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 21 Line drawings, black and white; 34 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9781855663251



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