Eight Dramas of Calderon

Eight Dramas of Calderon

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Still marvelously provocative and entertaining, these plays in Fitzgerald's wonderful English translation are once again made available together in paperbackshow more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 140.7 x 209.8 x 24.9mm | 552.39g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025206903X
  • 9780252069031
  • 1,312,571

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Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) was one of the great poets and dramatists of Spain's golden age, contemporary with Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Velazquez. His work mirrors the society of his time, capturing Spain's strong sense of faith and honor, its mystical and romantic bias, and its finely tuned historical consciousness.Staples of Spanish golden age drama, Calderon's plays remain superb entertainment. Marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright's birth, this reissue of Edward FitzGerald's masterful translations includes The Mighty Magician, a Faustian story of religious conversion; The Painter of His Own Dishonor, a tale of jealousy that reflects the strict Spanish honor code; and Calderon's symbolic and philosophical masterpiece, "Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of".show more

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"This handsomely produced volume brings together the plays published in FitzGerald's 1853 edition of Six Dramas of Caldern, plus the two works privately printed in 1865, The Mightly Magician and Such Stuff as Dreams are Made Of.Overall FitzGerald's versions are written in good Shakespearean pastiche, and eminently stageable." -- Eamonn Rodgers, Times Literary Supplementshow more

About Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Edward Fitzgerald (1809-83) was an English poet and philosopher. His is the first and most famous translation of Omar Khayyam's The Rubaiyat.show more

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