During the 1500s and 1600s Spanish theatre (as well as the other arts) flourished.
In 1579, the first Spanish playhouse was built in Madrid.
Spanish theatre incorporated many different styles.
Aside from the main play comic sketches, musical interludes, ballads and dances were performed.
Spain developed a passionate, romantic, almost poetic style of play, which joined comedy and tragedy as one.
Two of Spain's great playwrights during this period were Lope de Vega and Pedro Calderon de la Barca. These flamenco dancers
are celebrating in Spain.
Archive this Web Page!
Zeuter Development Corporation
Box 225, Parry Sound, Ontario, CANADA P2A 2X3 Tel/FAX (705) 746-4625
Copyright (C) Zeuter Development Corporation, 1996. All rights reserved.