What do you know about Lope?


Lope de Vega, one of the most important writers in the history of Spanish literature, was a rogue and a womanizer, a loving father and a devout priest, an inquisitor and a poet who lived to the age of 73.

Applauded and admired in his time, he cultivated nearly every genre of the day, including poetry and prose, but it is undoubtedly his plays that make up the bulk of his oeuvre. He claimed to have written 1.500 plays and approximately 500 are extant, although only 314 have been confirmed as his work. The theatrical pieces reveal Lope's most refreshing side. His poems and plays were nevertheless spectacularly successful among the general populace.