La Aurora en Copacabana
This is the first critical edition and extended study of one of Calderon's most fascinating and neglected later works, La aurora en Copacabana , first published in the dramatist's Quarta parte . The exceptionally long play (over 4,200 lines) dramatises the Spanish conquest of Peru and the evangelisation of the Incas in the sixteenth century. The vivid, dense, spectacular drama displays a number of Calderon's characteristic concerns and techniques in an intriguing form. Dr Engling's study includes a full introduction with a discussion of the various extant versions, a discussion of the plot, structure and staging of the play and a detailed examination of its themes and attitudes, relating them to other works of Calderon. Ezra S. Engling is Professor of Spanish at Texas A & M International University, Laredo.