This Festschrift, composed of essays written by prominent Golden Age Hispanists from the United States, Canada, Spain, and Mexico, honors one of the most important Comedia scholars in North America, Frank P. Casa. It contains representative essays on the early drama and prose of Renaissance Spain; important works on canonical texts by seventeenth-century dramatists like Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, Moreto, and others; as well as timely articles on new socio-cultural theories of the Baroque; performance and documentation studies; and new thematic approaches to the Siglo de Oro, Spain's most important classical literary period.
Frank P. Casa studied with Edward Glaser and received his doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan in 1963. He is the author of The Dramatic Craftmanship of Moreto and editor of En busca de España and Agustin Moreto's El valiente justiciero. In collaboration with Berislav Primorac, he edited Moreto's El lindo don Diego and Lope de Vega's El mejor alcalde el rey. In conjunction with Michael McGaha, Professor Casa also published two important volumes on Editing the Comedia. He has published extensively in all areas of Siglo de Oro literature, contemporary Hispanic theater, the Spanish Middle Ages, Lusian studies, and the Italian Renaissance.