Mario Batali Spanish theater

Every article on Mario Batali that mentions his college years notes his double major in Golden Age Spanish theater and Economics. Especially after his recent show with Paltrow on Spanish food, the Spanish studies background seems pertinent. So here's my question. Since when can anyone major in Golden Age Spanish theater? You can major in Spanish literature or language but not in Spanish theater, especially not theater of a single era, at least at any university where I've studied or taught. Did he invent his own major, because otherwise, something is fishy? My impression is that a single comment has been repeated without fact-checking time and again. Anyone have the answer to this question?


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