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auto sacramentales

religions dramas in Spain during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, associated with the feast of Corpus Christi

carros

highly ornate two-storied wagons, pulled by bullocks with gilded horns

Lope de Vega

prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635); 300 plays survived; rejects neoclassicism; notable for clearly defined actions, love and honor themes, resolved conflicts optimistically; Fuente Ovejuna

cape and sword play

revolving around gentlemen of minor ranks

Calderon

Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681); wrote cape and sword and honor plays; Life is a Dream

corrales

theatre building of the spanish golden age, usually located in the courtyard of a series of adjoining buildings

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