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Professor Plata publishes a critical and annotated edition of El sol parado, a play by Lope de Vega.

By Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on February 7, 2019

Lope de Vega’s El sol parado (c. 1592) is a historical drama featuring a 13th-century Portuguese military leader at the time of the Spanish Reconquista. In the play, Lope tries to link current events (the annexation of Portugal in 1580, and the defeat of the Invincible Armada in 1588) to foundational myths in order to foster Spanish identity at a time of upheaval.  This edition is part of the authoritative edition of Lope’s 400-plus plays, a global project led by Prolope, a research team at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  The 2000-plus page volume just published contains 12 plays by Lope edited by scholars in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the US.

Lope de Vega.  El sol parado.  Edición de Fernando Plata.  In Comedias. Parte XVII.  Coordinated by Daniele Crivellari and Eugenio Maggi.  Madrid: Gredos, 2018.  Volume II, pages 349-512.

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