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Audience Responses to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Lope de Vega's Castelvines y Monteses

  • Author(s): Richmond, Hugh Macrae
  • et al.

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Abstract

This essay establishes Lope de Vega's Castelvines y Monteses as a significant foil to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, drawing on the same source. Despite Shakespeare's suoperior poetry, Lope's version may well be more successful in performance, exploiting a largely happy emding.

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