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Calderon: The Imagery of Tragedy
     

Calderon: The Imagery of Tragedy

by Charlene E. Suscavage
 

Can there be a «true» Spanish tragedy? The discussion of this question and its controversial affirmative answer form the basis of Calderón: The Imagery of tragedy. In her revaluation of the concept of tragedy in Calderonian drama, Professor Suscavage has insisted that the plays themselves be viewed, not as artifacts nor historical,

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Can there be a «true» Spanish tragedy? The discussion of this question and its controversial affirmative answer form the basis of Calderón: The Imagery of tragedy. In her revaluation of the concept of tragedy in Calderonian drama, Professor Suscavage has insisted that the plays themselves be viewed, not as artifacts nor historical, philosophical or religious period-pieces, but as living structures of imagery. By means of an intrinsic analysis of eight plays, the author defends the proposition that the «tragic» cannot be pigeonholed into one definition or one cultural heritage, and asserts that Spanish Golden Age dramatists did indeed create works as valid as any other in the accepted «tragic» canon.

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«La autora investiga con aguda percepción la temática, la estructura, la imaginería, el tono y los personajes de la acción en el texto. Es en esta perspicaz labor en la que la profesora Suscavage sobresale al revelar nuevos aspectos de la compleja cosmovisión del dramaturgo español...esta exégesis propone nuevas y surgerentes interpretaciones del drama trágico calderoniano y manifiesta un sutil y fino conocimiento del texto.» (Ángel Julián Valbuena-Briones, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820413969
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Iberica Series , #1
Pages:
223

Meet the Author

The Author: Charlene E. Suscavage is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Although her primary interest is Spanish Golden Age Drama, her publications include articles on Gómez de Manrique, Moíses de León and Isidore of Seville. Professor Suscavage received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. from the University of Delaware.

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