Mi patria es todo el mundo.

Benditas letras

Si no naciera el gran Lope, si Cervantes no estuviera,

Calderón diría que a Shakespeare lo forjaron de la estela

de la gloria de los siglos, de literatura excelsa.

Ya Dickens diría lo mismo mirando la calavera que Hamlet

sacó del nicho, y Quevedo en burla hecha, de la muerte y

de la vida Góngora, excelsa ofreciera.

A Zorrilla le encantara ver a Don Juan con Julieta,

Pigmalión preferiría a su bella Galatea, para convertir

en futil mármol al mercader de Venecia.

Ayer nos regaló su obra hoy alaba su grandeza toda alma

que ante un libro inclinando la cabeza besa las grandes

palabras que navegan en sus letras.




Libro de Buen Amor



Contra el T.T.I.P.



Carnaval de Cadiz 2018

 La compañía de teatro ‘Las Niñas de Cádiz’ han sido elegidas como pregoneras del Carnaval de Cádiz 2018. Las hermanas López Segovia: Ana, Alejandra y Rocío junto a Teresa Quintero han aceptado la propuesta del Alcalde de Cádiz: José María Santos, para dar el Pregón del Carnaval de Cádiz 2018, que se celebrará en la plaza de San Antonio el próximo 10 de febrero.

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  1. 25 enero, 2018 en 16:40

    • William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language. He is also the most famous playwright in the world, with his plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Known colloquially as «The Bard» or «The Bard of Avon,» Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe Theatre, a historical theatre, and company that is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

      His works span tragedy, comedy, and historical works, both in poetry and prose. And although the man is the most-recognized playwright in the world, very little of his life is actually known. No known autobiographical letters or diaries have survived to modern day, and with no surviving descendants, Shakespeare is a figure both of magnificent genius and mystery.

      28 enero, 2018 en 19:44

  2. 25 enero, 2018 en 17:03

    • Lope de Vega

      Born November 25th, 1562, about two years before Marlowe and Shakespeare, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio would outlive them both. The first Spanish dramatist to make a living as a playwright–and now considered the greatest of all Spanish playwrights–Lope is said to have written over 2,200 plays, over 500 of which have survived!

      Today, Lope would be considered a prodigy. At the age of five, he could read Latin, as well as Spanish, and had begun composing poetry. At fourteen, he was a student at the Imperial College at Madrid, but ran off with a classmate and joined a military expedition against Portugal. Fortunately, the Bishop of Avila came upon Lope and, sensing the young boy’s talent, took him under his wing. Under the Influence of the Bishop, Lope enrolled at the University of Alcalá and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He was on the verge of following in the the Bishop’s footsteps and becoming a priest when, suddenly, he fell violently in love, revealing a passion that would later manifest itself in his plays.

      After graduating from Alcalá, Lope joined a naval expedition to the Azores, then went to Madrid where he began his assault on the Theatre. He quickly fell in love with a married woman, the daughter of the producer who bought his plays. The affair lasted for five years, and Lope celebrated his love under the name of Filis in many of his ballads, but when it ended, it ended violently. Lope fell into a furious quarrel with the woman’s father and began to refuse him his plays. He also lampooned the man mercilessly which resulted in a libel suit. Lope was first imprisoned, then exiled from the kingdom of Castile for two years. Within three months, Lope returned to Madrid at the risk of being sent to the galleys and eloped with Isabel de Urbina, the daughter of a prominent courtier, only to later abandon her. In 1588, he left Isabel in Madrid and joined the Spanish Armada.

      Fortunately for the good of the Spanish Theatre, Lope escaped the fate of many of his fellow soldiers during this disastrous venture against Britain. His ship, the San Juan, was one of the few to return safely. Not only did Lope survive, but he spent the six month voyage composing the epic poem The Beauty of Angelica.

      After returning to Valencia, Lope set about the business of making a living in the theatre. Soon, he was composing so many plays that more than one manager was dependant upon the young playwright for his supply. But Lope still found time to carry on his love affairs. He soon initiated a tryst with the actress Micaela de Luxon who would provide him with four children and inspire many a sonnet. He would remain as constant to her as was possible for a man of his ilk, which meant that she would share him with several other Spanish ladies. In 1598, he married the daughter of a successful pork merchant.

      Lope’s affairs produced a large number of offspring. In 1605, he found himself the father of both a son by his wife and a daughter by Micaela. Two years later, Micaela also gave birth to a son named Lopito who would become a talented poet. In spite of his many affairs, Lope was a devoted father. When his wife died in 1613, he brought all of his children together under one roof.

      In 1614, Lope became a priest. However, he continued to write secular plays, and he continued to carry on his affairs–most notably with the wild actress Lucia de Salcedo and a young married woman named Doña Marta. However, he seems to have been devoted in his own way to the priesthood, for he was known to have been in the habit of scourging himself for «the good of his soul» until the walls of his room were flecked with blood!

      In 1632, Lope lost Doña Marta. Three years later, his son Lopito was lost at sea, and his illegitimate daughter eloped with a courtier. These losses weighed heavily on the seventy-three-year-old playwright. Lope de Vega died on August 27, 1635.

      Most of Lope’s plays revolve around the conflicting claims of love and honor. His most popular work is Fuente Ovejuna or The Sheep Well (1614) in which a tyrannous feudal lord is murdered by villagers who refuse to confess and are eventually spared by intervention of the king. Other popular plays by Lope de Vega include The Foolish Lady (1613), Finding Truth Through Doubt (1620-24), The Knight from Olmeda (1622) and Punishment without Revenge (1631).

      28 enero, 2018 en 19:51

  3. 25 enero, 2018 en 17:06

    • Pedro Calderón de la Barca was born in Madrid in 1600. He was a soldier and priest, philosophical poet and playwright. His life spanned the reign of three kings (Philip III, Philip IV and Charles II). He saw Europe go through pacifism, the Thirty Years’ War and the change in hegemony towards the more bourgeois north. In Spain he witnessed the loss of Flanders and the rebellions of Catalonia, Portugal, Aragon and Andalusia. The wide range of registers to be found in his work is a mirror and manifestation of the crisis of modernity. He streamlined the form known as the ‘Comedia Nueva’, or New Comedy, eliminating superfluous scenes and secondary characters, and brought the individual and his conflicts to the fore. In his dramatic style he placed particular emphasis on the staging of his work, which he described as the ‘memory of appearances’. ‘Life is a dream’ is his most universal work. He died in Madrid in 1681.

      ‘The Mayor of Zalamea’. National Classical Theatre Company © Ministerio de Cultura
      The Mayor of Zalamea

      «Honour drama» written by Calderón de la Barca in which the individual is confronted with the reigning classes.

      Wardrobe design for the performance of ‘The Phantom Lady’. National Theatre Museum, Almagro © Ministerio de Cultura
      The Phantom Lady

      A cloak and dagger comedy by Calderón de la Barca, inspired by the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche.

      ‘The Prodigious Magician.’ Madrid © Biblioteca Nacional de España
      The prodigious magician

      Manuscript written in Calderón de la Barca’s own hand, containing an incomplete version of the work, a magnificent example of religious comedy.

      Spanish National Library (Madrid)

      ‘Life is a Dream’. National Classical Theatre Company © Ministerio de Cultura
      Life is a Dream

      Calderón de la Barca’s masterpiece, considered to be one of the best Spanish plays of all times, in which the author reflects on freedom and predestination.

      ‘Basta callar: comedia en tres jornadas’ © Biblioteca Nacional de España
      Basta callar: comedia en tres jornadas (It Suffices to Shut Up: a three-day comedy)

      Long version of the comedy by Calderón de la Barca. Most of it is an autograph, although it has notes by different people.

      Spanish National Library (Madrid)

      28 enero, 2018 en 20:04

  4. 25 enero, 2018 en 17:09

    • Charles Dickens was a prolific and highly influential 19th century British author, who penned such acclaimed works as ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Great Expectations.’
      Who Was Charles Dickens?

      Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870) was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian era underclass, helping to bring about societal change. When Dickens died of a stroke, he left his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.
      Charles Dickens’ Books

      Throughout his career, Dickens published a total of 15 novels. His most well-known works include:
      ‘Oliver Twist’ (1837-1838)

      Oliver Twist, Dickens first novel, follows the life of an orphan living in the streets. The book was inspired by how Dickens felt as an impoverished child forced to get by on his wits and earn his own keep. As publisher of a magazine called Bentley’s Miscellany, Dickens began publishing Oliver Twist in installments between February 1837 and April 1838, with the full book edition published in November 1838. Dickens continued showcasing Oliver Twist in the magazines he later edited, including Household Words and All the Year Round. The novel was extremely well-received in both England and America. Dedicated readers of Oliver Twist eagerly anticipated the next monthly installment.

      28 enero, 2018 en 20:12

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  10. Linda imagem!

    25 enero, 2018 en 18:59

  11. Very nice! ❤~~~~

    25 enero, 2018 en 19:42

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  13. Hermoso, Antonio. Lo iré disfrutando poco a poco, me refiero a los videos. Me encantan las asociaciones que haces… Mi abrazo.

    25 enero, 2018 en 19:53

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  26. Is there any English translation of these articles?

    27 enero, 2018 en 18:43

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  38. Vídeos muy interesantes, ncesitaría bastante tiempo para verlos todos… los que no me pierdo son los poemas, me encantan.

    3 febrero, 2018 en 20:06

  39. Have a very nice Sunday my friend.

    4 febrero, 2018 en 11:38

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