Calderon de la Barca
Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Cal·de·rón de la Bar·ca(käl′də-rōn′ dā lə bär′kə, käl′thĕ-rōn′ thĕ lä bär′kä), Pedro 1600-1681.
Spanish playwright whose works, including Life Is a Dream (1635), are noted for their ingenious plots and polished language.
Calderón de la Barca(Spanish kaldeˈron de la ˈbarka)
(Biography) Pedro (ˈpeðro). 1600–81, Spanish dramatist, whose best-known work is La Vida es Sueño. He also wrote autos sacramentales, outdoor plays for the feast of Corpus Christi, 76 of which survive