Pactar con el diablo en la escena europea: Christopher Marlowe y Lope de Vega

Fernández Rodríguez, Natalia (2017). Pactar con el diablo en la escena europea: Christopher Marlowe y Lope de Vega. Anuario Lope de Vega, XXIII, pp. 253-269. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Roughly at the same moment, Christopher Marlowe in England and Lope de Vega in Spain each composed a drama which included a pact with the devil: Faust and La gran columna fogosa. Marlowe, fascinated with Doctor Faustus's legend, rendered it as a tragedy, simultaneously opening and closing the scenic path of the motif in England. On the other side, Lope exploited the theatrical power of a hagiographical legend linked to Saint Basil's and composed one of his first comedias de vidas de santos. This paper analyses the deep differences regarding the modeling of the theme, concerning both characterization and structure.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Spanish Languages and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Fernández Rodríguez, Natalia


400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages
400 Language > 460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures




Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona




Natalia Fernández Rodríguez

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2018 08:09

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:12

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Christopher Marlowe, Lope de Vega, saints's plays, Elizabethan tragedy, pact with the devil




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