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Rojas Zorrilla, Francisco de

Spanish dramatist of the school of his more eminent contemporary, Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Rojas Zorrilla was noted for tragedies and a new kind of play, the comedia de figuron, in which an eccentric is the chief figure. At their best, his plays have a sense of life and animation that is lacking in other drama influenced by Calderon

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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