Pedro Calderòn de la Barca
Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Henao (January 17, 1600 – May 25, 1681), was a dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age.
Calderón was born in Madrid. His mother, who was of Flemish descent, died in 1610; his father, who was secretary to the treasury, died in 1615. Calderón was educated at the Jesuit College in Madrid, the Colegio Imperial, with a view to taking orders; but instead, he studied law at Salamanca.
Selected Works[change | change source]
- El médico de su honra (The Surgeon of his Honour)
- La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)
- El Alcalde de Zalamea (The Mayor of Zalamea)
- La Dama duende (The Phantom Lady)
- Casa con dos puertas (The House with Two Doors)
- El Mágico prodigioso (The Mighty Magician)
- La Devoción de la Cruz (Devotion to the Cross)
- El Gran Teatro del mundo (The Great Theatre of the World)
- El Gran Mercado del mundo (The World is a Fair)
- El Pintor de su deshonra (The Painter of His Dishonour)
- El Prodigio de Alemania (The Prodigy of Germany) (in collaboration with Antonio Coello)