Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Biography of Pedro Calderón De La Barca

Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la Barca (17 January 1600 – 25 May 1681), was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age. During certain periods of his life he was also a soldier and a Roman Catholic priest. Born when the Spanish Golden Age theatre was being defined by Lope de Vega, he developed it further, his work being regarded as the culmination of the Spanish Baroque theatre. As such, he is regarded as one of Spain's foremost dramatists and one of the finest playwrights of world literature.

Pedro Calderón De La Barca's Works:

Amor, honor y poder (Love, Honor and Power) (1623)
El sitio de Breda (The Siege of Breda) (1625)
La dama duende (The Phantom Lady) (1629)
Casa con dos puertas (The House with Two Doors) (1629)
La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream) (1629–1635)
El mayor encanto, amor (Love, the Greatest Enchantment) (1635)
Los tres mayores prodigios (The Three Greatest Wonders) (1636)
La devoción de la Cruz (Devotion to the Cross) (1637)
El mágico prodigioso (The Mighty Magician) (1637)
El médico de su honra (The Surgeon of his Honor) (1637)
El pintor de su deshonra (The Painter of His Dishonor) (1640s)
El alcalde de Zalamea (The Mayor of Zalamea) (1651)
Eco y Narciso (Eco and Narcissus) (1661)
La estatua de Prometeo (Prometheus' Statue)
El prodigio de Alemania (The Prodigy of Germany) (in collaboration with Antonio Coello)

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