La hija del aire I by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Teatro) (Spanish Edition)

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La hija del aire (1653) es una pieza de base mitológica. Relata la historia de Semíramis, la reina de Asiria y fundadora de Babilonia, mujer seductora y guerrera, nacida bajo el signo de la violencia (su padre había violado a su madre, ésta lo había ejecutado y a su vez había muerto durante el parto). Semíramis, es acusada por el rey de Lidia de usurpar el poder que debía ser ejercido por Ninias (hijo de Semíramis y de Nino). Tras la acusación el rey de Lidia y Semíramis se declaran la guerra. El pueblo reclama el poder para Ninias y Semíramis renuncia, hace terribles amenazas al reino, y reaparece disfrazada de Ninias aprovechando el gran parecido que tiene con él.
 

About Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-81) was a soldier, a priest and a prolific writer. He wrote more than 120 plays and over 70 autos sacramentales, or allegorical religious plays with subjects from mythology and the Old and the New Testaments. He was born in Spain and educated at a Jesuit college in Madrid. When he was in his thirties, he became the foremost dramatist of the time in Spain. He was popular both with the public and with King Philip IV, who first made him a knight of the order of Santiago and later, in 1663, chaplain of honor. One of his best known plays is La Vida es Sueno (Life Is a Dream, 1635), the story of a prince who has been kept a prisoner all his life because of a prophecy that he will conquer his father. When the king drugs him and brings him to court to test the prophecy, the prince becomes so frenzied, he is returned to prison and convinced that the experience was a dream. When he is later released, he is confused about what is real, but ultimately, because he has learned to control his passions, his father cedes him the crown. Other memorable works include El Alcalde de Zalamea (1643) and El Magico Prodigioso (1637).
 
Published January 14, 2009 by Linkgua. 160 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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