Renaissance Theater Spain

1120 Words Feb 18th, 2018 4 Pages
These dramas, like the play Fuenteovejuna, were based on true events, and the historical elements were incorporated into performances by playwrights. The play, Fuenteovejuna, is a dramatization of an actual event that happened in 1476, about one hundred years before the famous playwright, Lope de Vega, was born. Theater during the Spanish Renaissance time period was one of the most advanced because of the innovative writing forms of the playwrights. The Spanish playwright, Lope de Vega, played an important role in the art of theater, and was influenced by the events, culture, and lifestyles of Renaissance Spain.
The marriage of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile in 1469 joined Spain together, creating a prosperous empire that became both rich and secluded. Their marriage placed all of Spain under a single ruler before other countries in Europe, and created a stable environment for the people. Not long after their marriage, Ferdinand and Isabella began seeking out non-Christians in The Inquisition. They wanted to cleanse the people of Spain of all the people who were not Catholic. Many non-believers became frightened, and converted to Catholicism out of fear. This directed Spain into even more seclusion. This seclusion, over time, would allow Spain to make new advancements in art and culture, and would develop into what…
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