"This comprehensive introduction to the Spanish drama of the Golden Age, which gathers 20 studies on the dramatists of the period written by some of the foremost scholars in the field, contains an inventory of authors and their works framed within the historical, social, and cultural milieu in which Spain's national theater emerged. It is an extraordinary editorial achievement, offering an attentive look at different critical approaches and methodologies of study, as well as bio-bibliographical information and a list of recommended editions and English translations of the major works. Judiciously edited, lucidly written with a balance between criticism and factual information, Mary Parker's book will undoubtedly be useful in undergraduate and graduate courses and will appeal to the seasoned scholar who wants to gain a comprehensive and up-to-date view of one of Spain's most enduring cultural expressions."-Jose M. Regueiro University of Pennsylvania
Includes extensive biographical, critical and bibliographical information for 19 major Spanish dramatists who wrote between the end of the 15th century and the death of Calderón in 1681.