Cervantes and Shakespeare – the Poets of Singing Islands

Krzysztof Mrowcewicz


The article corresponds to the 400th death annniversary of two famous European writers – Cervantes and Shakespeare – celebrated all around the world. The author tells about their lifes and takes into consideration the possiblility of their meeting together in Vailladolid. Besides, the author emphasizes on the qualities that are in common for Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ works – among others the universality (their readers were both educated as well as simple), the ability to create symbolic figures and the application of colloquial language.


Cervantes; Shakespeare; theatre; drama; novel; battle of Lepanto; Spanish Armada

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