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Theatre in Spain, 1490–1700

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  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521429016

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  • This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects - the commercial theatre, the court drama and the Corpus autos, the organisation of theatrical life, the playhouses themselves and their public, the literary and moral controversies, and the plays as literary texts. The book has been written for students of drama as well as Hispanists: Spanish theatre is set in its national and international context; Spanish titles and theatrical terms are translated. Considerable space has been devoted to the experimental drama of the sixteenth century before Lope de Vega. At the core of the book is a highly distinctive, successful national theatre which mirrored the energies, beliefs and anxieties of a great nation in crisis, yet at the same time granted full expression to the individual genius of its greatest exponents - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderon de la Barca.

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    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521429016
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. The birth of the drama
    2. From drama to theatre
    3. The Comedia: some definitions and problems
    4. Lope de Vega
    5. Tirso de Molina and the other Lopistas
    6. The reign of Calderon
    7. The Corrales and their audience
    8. Theatre at court
    9. Theatre in the street: the auto sacramental
    Postscript
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Melveena McKendrick

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