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1. Raw question: I don’t know yet but Lope de Vega was an important figure so there must be something about his contribution to the period (maybe he’s the Shakespeare of Spain?)
Search: The Comedia AND Lope de Vega
2. Raw question: Looking into Golden Age I’ve learned themes change from religious to broader secular subjects. A new genre emerged (Comedia) that commented on contemporary Spanish life; a cross-section of social classes watched these plays – why? What do Spanish play themes reveal about society? OR Why did the audience connect with these plays?
Search: The Comedia AND (themes OR messages OR subject matter) AND the audience
3. Raw question: I don’t know yet but the establishment of permeate public theaters says something about the Gold Age of drama. Evolution of playhouse during the Golden Age from open-air plazas and taverns to permitted playhouse; maybe there is information about these playhouses importance, like how the Rose or Globe theater is significant for Elizabethan drama? (Funding might play a role in this research because the change in patronage seems to have affected where the plays were performed)
Search: Madrid AND (Principe OR Curz OR public theaters)
4. Raw question: How did the origins (religious roots) affect the development of Golden Age drama?
Search: Spanish Drama 1600s AND Secular festivals AND religious