RIVAS Angel Perez De Saavedra( Spanish dramatist and poet)
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Biography RIVAS Angel Perez De Saavedra
Rivas, ц¦ngel PцLrez de Saavedra (Rivas, Angel Perez De Saavedra) (1791-1865), Spanish dramatist and poet. Born March 19, 1791 in Cordoba. Received schooling in Madrid, took part in the Napoleonic wars. Active policy, in 1823 he was forced into exile in England. In 1834, taking advantage of the amnesty, he returned to Spain. Its almost revolutionary liberalism gave way to moderate views: he held important government positions, t.ch. Prime Minister and Ambassador at Naples (1844-1850), Paris (1857-1858) and Florence (1860)
. In the early poems and plays Rivas appealed to the Spanish History, . creating works in the neo-classical spirit, . and truly romantic period in his work only begins with the famous tragedy of "Don Alvaro, . or strength of rock "(Don lvaro; o la fuerza del sino, . 1835),
. Faithful to the Spanish tradition, he combines comedy and tragedy, weakly distinct plot rests on the protagonist, whose collection of traditional Spanish character types - adventurer Don Juan, a brave soldier, an ascetic. This piece was inspired by the creation of Verdi's opera "La forza del destino" (1861). Other significant work Rivas - owes much to Shakespeare (The Tempest) and Calderon (Life is a Dream), a symbolic drama "The revelation - it's a dream" (El Desengao es el sueo, 1842), which states that a person finds happiness only in itself. The best examples of epic poetry Rivas collected poems "The historical romances" (Romances histricos, 1841). Died Rivas in Madrid, June 22, 1865.