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By Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio

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The puppy within the Manger
The Knight from Olmedo
Justice with no Revenge

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Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio (25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) was once a Spanish playwright and poet. He was once one of many key figures within the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His recognition on the planet of Spanish literature is moment basically to that of Cervantes, whereas the sheer quantity of his literary output is unrivaled, making him some of the most prolific authors within the historical past of literature.

Nicknamed "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Monster of Nature" (because of the quantity of his paintings) via Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega renewed the Spanish theatre at a time whilst it used to be beginning to turn into a mass cultural phenomenon. He outlined the major features of it, and in addition to Calderón de l. a. Barca and Tirso de Molina, he took Spanish baroque theatre to its larger limits. a result of perception, intensity and straightforwardness of his performs, he's appeared one of the best dramatists of Western literature, his performs nonetheless being represented all over the world. He used to be additionally the most effective lyric poets within the Spanish language, and writer of varied novels. even supposing no longer popular within the English-speaking global, his performs have been awarded in England as past due because the 1660s, whilst diarist Samuel Pepys recorded having attended a few variations and translations of them, even if he omits pointing out the author.

Some 3,000 sonnets, three novels, four novellas, nine epic poems, and approximately 1,800 performs are attributed to him. even if he has been criticised for placing volume sooner than caliber, however at the least eighty of his performs are thought of masterpieces. He was once a pal of the writers Quevedo and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, and the quantity of his lifework made him envied via not just modern authors similar to Cervantes and Góngora, but in addition via many others: for example, Goethe as soon as needed he were in a position to produce any such monstrous and vibrant oeuvre.

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Commander. Untie him. Frondoso, exit and pacify them. exhibit them you're unhurt. Frondoso. i am going. yet commit it to memory is love that drives them, sir. [He is going Mengo [off]. lengthy stay Fernando and Isabel, and loss of life to the Commander! Flores. Sir, for God's sake, don't allow them to locate you right here. Commander. they won't come this a long way. They dare now not. along with, this room is powerful and good defended. Flores. while outraged humans upward push, my lord, there's no quelling them till they've got taken their complete revenge. Commander. Come, we'll shield that door. Our swords can be the portcullis to maintain them out. Frondoso [off]. lengthy reside Fuenteovejuna! Commander. What a captain! allow us to assault those peas­ ant curs, the pointy fringe of our swords shall remedy their mad­ ness. Flores. they're going to remedy yours, I worry. Esteban [off]. There they're! there's the tyrant and his servants. Fuenteovejuna! dying to all of them! the entire peasants rush in. Commander. My humans, wait! All. Insults can't wait. Revenge can't wait! Commander. What insults? What wrongs do you com­ undeniable of? You shall have complete redress. All. Fuenteovejuna! lengthy stay King Fernando! dying to the Commander! dying to the traitor! demise to the hypocrite. Kill the foul lecher. Commander. pay attention me. I communicate. i'm your lord-----All. Our lords are the Catholic Monarchs. Commander. Wait-----All. Fuenteovejuna! And demise to Fernando Gomez! The peasants burst off following the C o m m a n d e r . the ladies input armed. Laurencia. cease. here's where the place our honor shall FU EN TEO V EJU N A ninety seven be avenged. consider, convey yourselves no longer as girls during this deed, yet as squaddies with no pity. Pascuala. these we referred to as ladies ahead of have stuck him already. they're letting his blood. allow us to no longer wait longer. Jacinta. W e will impale his physique on our spears. Pascuala. we're all agreed. W e will cross jointly. Esteban [off]. Die, treacherous Commander! Commander. I die. Pity, oh Lord. I belief on your mercy! Barrildo [off]. *Here is Flores. Mengo [off]. allow me get on the swine. He used to be the one who beat the disguise off me. Frondoso [off]. I shall now not be avenged until i've got the soul out of his physique. Laurencia. W e needs to move in. Pascuala. be cautious! W e needs to protect the door. Barrildo [off]. Plead with me? Now it's your flip to weep! Laurencia. Pascuala, i am going in there. My sword shall no longer stay imprisoned in its sheath. [She is going Barrildo [off]. here's Ortuno. Frondoso [off]. reduce his face. input F lo res pursued via M en g o . Flores. Pity, Mengo. i'm really not guilty! Mengo. You have been his go-between. I felt your belt on my again. Pascuala. depart him to us, Mengo. cease! depart him to us! Mengo. There you're, he's yours. i've got accomplished with him. Pascuala. i'm going to avenge your beating, Mengo. Mengo. Do, Pascuala! Jacinta. demise to the pander. Flores. between ladies! Jacinta. A becoming demise for like you! Pascuala. And do you weep now? Jacinta. Die, you cringing pimp! Laurencia [off]. dying to the traitor! Flores. Pity, girls! input O rtu n o fleeing from L a u r e n c ia . Ortuno. hear, i urge you, it's not that i am the one----- - 98 LOPE DE VEGA input [ a c t III L a u r e n c ia .

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