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date: 06 August 2020

Vega (Carpio), Lope de 

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

(1562–1635)Spanish dramatist. Born in Madrid, the son of an embroiderer, he attended a Jesuit school and probably the University of Alcalá. He served a long series of noble masters, but though idolized by the public he never gained due recognition at court, and his last decade was overshadowed by disappointment and distress. Though sincerely devout, Lope de Vega was notoriously active sexually; he fathered eleven offspring by two wives and some of his (at least) six lovers. His ordination as a priest in ... ...

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