"Es de Lope": The Drama of Confession and Fuente Ovejuna by ProQuest

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									D. Gene Pace ______________________________________________________________




         “Es de Lope”: The Drama of
         Confession and Fuente Ovejuna

         D. Gene Pace
         Claflin University

                  OPE DE VEGA TRANSFORMED SPANISH DRAMA from an
                  often cumbersome style, characterized by long speeches
                  and slow action, to a more engaging form that facilitated the
                  creation of a national theater.1 His Fuente Ovejuna plays a
                  role in the flourishing of this national theater (Ruiz Ramón
                  104, 127, 148-49; Hesse 9). He played the leading role in
establishing the “national history play,” and in so doing not
								
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