lunes, 18 de agosto de 2014

8. Lope de Vega broke all the rules.

Hello everybody!! It is August and you are reading "The Spirit of Words", a place where once in a month we talk about a different author to see what experiences of their lives have affected their writings. This month I have chosen a Spanish one that is quite important. He is Lope de Vega.


Lope de Vega (1562 - 1635) is a Spanish author who wrote poetry and playwrights and even some novels. His life is marked because of the numerous relationships with women that he had, a fact that even is quite shown in his books. He was like a rebel because of he was a man who wrote in his own style, breaking all the rules that were stablished previously, creating this way a new style of writing. Specially in theatre, he was considered a lunatic and believed not to have any of the knowledge which is necessary to write a book, but he showed that he was able to do it.

This way we can see in his book "The dog in the manger" that he mixxes the drama and the comedy, the plot lasts days, weeks and even months, he breaks of rule of three units... All these characteristics are totally new because they were the opposite of what was stablished previously, and he wanted to write giving to the reader the things that they wanted to read instead of the things that the writers wanted to work on.

And that's all. Lope de Vega is a quite interesting man to read because of his ideas about changes, about developing the way authors were writing. I hope you like it. As always, thank you so much for your time reading this post and if you want to comment something, or add something or whatever, you can do it in a post being as polite as you can.

See you in September!