Reportedly he was on one of the ships of the ill-fated Armada that sailed to attack England.
His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature.That "sheer volume" includes about 1800 plays, typically in verse.
As scene opens: Cyrus and Mithridates, the two in habit of villains.And my own Spanish, at its very best,
Take away I have the life.
Take, father, the Cudgel ;
that I suffer, raised,
but I can fall.
is not up to the test.