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Lope de Vega: Peribanez and the Comendador of Ocana, Paperback / softback Book

Lope de Vega: Peribanez and the Comendador of Ocana Paperback / softback


Peribanez is a poetic tragicomedy of masterly theatricality and profound human interest.

Created from a few lines of folk song, it tells of the Comendador's adulterous passion for Peribanez's wife, Casilda.

The conflict between Peribanez, the sturdily independent peasant farmer, and the romantic, self-doubting nobleman is brilliantly presented against a background of a whole society, from peasant to king, in harmonious coexistence.

An underlying poetic structure of great richness and consistency adds depth to Lope's handling of the theme.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780856684395



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