Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

His more ambitious Manual de literatura (2 vols., 1842-44; Literary Manual) adopts a basically conservative, neo-classic attitude toward literature in general and drama in particular. See also Siglo de Oro; Theater in Spain.

Author: Germán Bleiberg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313287317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1806

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Compiled by more than 90 experts, this two-volume dictionary includes representatives from all major peninsular literatures: Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. The rich history of the literary achievements in the Iberian Peninula--from historial to dramatic--can now be enjoyed by both European and American researchers. Spanning centuries, all literary titles have been followed in the text with a published translation or a literal rendering of the original. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts.

Hesitancy and Experimentation in Enlightenment Spain and Spanish America

1 Moratín's own formulation of Neo-classical dramatic theory can be found in the prologue to his Obras dramáticas y líricas: Imitación en diálogo (escrito en prosa o verso) de un suceso ocurrido en un lugar y en pocas horas, ...

Author: Ann L Mackenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317982814

Category: History

Page: 280

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Published in memory of Ivy L. McClelland, a pioneer-scholar of Spain’s eighteenth century, this volume of original essays contains, besides an Introduction to her career and internationally influential writings, three previously unpublished essays by McClelland and nine studies by other scholars, all of which are focused on elucidating the Enlightenment and its characteristic manifestations in the Hispanic world. Among the Enlightenment writers and artists, works and genres, themes and issues discussed, are: Nicolás Moratín and epic poetry, Lillo’s The London Merchant and English and French influences on eighteenth-century Spanish drama, José Marchena and literary historiography, oppositions and misunderstandings within Spanish society as reflected in El sí de las niñas, Goya and the visual arts, Quintana’s Pelayo and historical tragedy, Enlightenment discourse, the Periodical Press, theatre as propaganda, the ideology and politics of Empire, the roots of revolt in late viceregal Quito, women’s experience of Enlightenment in Spain, social and cultural difference in colonial Peru, ideological debate and uncertainty during the Age of Reason, eighteenth-century Spain on the nineteenth-century stage, and public opinion in Spain on the eve of the French, and European, Revolution. First published as a Special Issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies (LXXXVI [November–December 2009], Nos 7–8), this book will be of value and stimulus to all scholars concerned to investigate and interpret the culture, theatre, ideology, society and politics of the Enlightenment in Spain, Europe and Spanish America.

Introduction to Modern Spainish Literature

Among his best known works are his odes to the fatherland , To the Combat of Trafalgar , 1805 , and To Spain After the Revolution of March , 1808. He was classical in form but romantic in emotion and spirit . The Neo - Classic drama in ...

Author: Kessel Schwartz

Publisher: Ardent Media




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The Adulteress on the Spanish Stage

Many of the dramatic productions of the eighteenth century had consisted of either translated works from outside Spain, or revivals of Golden Age dramas. In fact, a large percentage of Spanish Neoclassic theater was the refundición, ...

Author: Tracie Amend

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619972

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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As early as 1760 and as late as 1920, Romantic drama dominated Peninsular Spanish theater. This love affair with Romanticism influenced the formation of Spain’s modern national identity, which depended heavily on defining women’s place in 19th century society. Women who defied traditional gender roles became a source of anxiety in society and on stage. The adulteress embodied the fear of rebellious women, the growing pains of modernity and the political instability of war and invasion. This book examines the conflicted portrayal of women and the Spanish national identity. Studying the adulteress on stage, the author provides insight into the uneasy tension between progress and tradition in 19th century Spain.

Spanish Literature

their own rooms as they might viewing a play in the public and often indecorous surroundings of the theatre . Nor was Spain that distinct from other nations . Recall that Goethe , for example ... 3 Neo - classic Drama in Spain .

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815335636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.