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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism

Literature Criticism Databases

Spanish Golden Age Literature


Notable Plays

Spanish Golden Age Autos Sacramentales (1500 – 1700)

  • Pedro Calderón de la Barca – The Great Theatre of the World, The World Is a Fair, The Banquet of King Balthazar
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – The Divine Narcissus

Spanish Golden Age Comedias (1580 – 1680)

  • Pedro Calderón de la Barca – Life Is a Dream, The Mayor of Zalamea, Surgeon of His Honor, The Phantom Lady, The Painter of Dishonor, The Constant Prince
  • Tirso de Molina – Don Gil of the Green Breeches, El Burlador de Sevilla, The Bashful Man at Court, The Doubter Damned
  • Lope de Vega – The Duchess of Almafi’s Steward, Acting Is Believing, Justice without Revenge (aka Lost in a Mirror), Fuenteovejuna
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – House of Trials

Spanish Golden Age Entremeses (1580 – 1680)

  • Lope de Rueda – The Olives, The Thieves, The Coward-Bully, The Servants, The Mask, Cuckold and Content, The Guest, The Land of Joy, Pay and Non-payment, The Quack Doctor