El Alcalde de Zalamea is a play written during the Golden Age of Spanish drama. It was probably written in 1636. It pays homage to a play by the same name by Lope de Vega, which it surpassed in fame through its superior character development, becoming one of the most well-known plays of its time. This play has three acts that explore the power of the self-made man against the political authorities of 17th century Spanish society, and the continuous struggle between corporate and individual honor.
La vida es sueño (Life is a dream) is a philosophical allegory about the human situation and the mystery of life. First published in 1635, the central argument is the conflict between free will and fate. "Life is a dream from which only death awakens us". Performed in Spanish by Alejandro Ulloa and Francisca Ferrandiz.
La poesía es la forma más bella de la expresión literaria. Sus infinitas posibilidades de transmitir sentimientos han provocado que grandes autores dedicaran una buena parte de su obra al cultivo de este género, que por otro lado, cuenta con una serie de normas y estilos definidos y por todos respetados.
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