El Caballero de Olmedo by Lope de Vega
Mariano de Paco Serrano directs this Spanish Golden Age theatre piece by Lope de Vega on show at Teatro Círculo.
El Caballero de Olmedo
- On Friday, November 3 at 8 pm.
- On Saturday, November 4 at 3 pm and 8 pm.
- On Sunday, November 5 at 3 pm.
- On Thursday, November 9 at 7 pm.
- On Saturday, November 11 at 3 pm and 8 pm.
- On Sunday, November 12 at 3 pm.
This masterpiece from Spanish theatre begins as a comedy with a Celestina-inspired go-between, who fans the flames of desire between two noble youth. However, it takes a tragic turn when the lovers are confronted with their inescapable fate. It is a story about love, honor and fate.
About Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega was a Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century of Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. He’s author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 shorter pieces are extant.
In Spanish with English supertitles.