Spanish Theatre

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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