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Theatre in Spain, 1490-1700 - Melveena McKendrick

Theatre in Spain, 1490-1700

Paperback Published: 25th May 1992
ISBN: 9780521429016
Number Of Pages: 344

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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.

List of plates
List of abbreviations
The birth of the drama
From drama to theatre
The Comedia: some definitions and problems
Lope de Vega
Tirso de Molina and the other Lopistas
The reign of Calderon
The Corrales and their audience
Theatre at court
Theatre in the street: the auto sacramental
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ISBN: 9780521429016
ISBN-10: 0521429013
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 25th May 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 15.11  x 4.29
Weight (kg): 1.0